Western Cape records 11 more Covid-19-related deaths

A health worker in safety gear.


A health worker in safety gear.

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  • Another 11 people have died of Covid-19-related illnesses in the Western Cape. 
  • Although the numbers of people not recovering are declining, this brings the number of deaths in the province to 3 861.
  • By 13:00 on Saturday, the province had recorded 4 080 active cases.

Another 11 people have died of Covid-19-related illnesses in the Western Cape, Premier Alan Winde said on Saturday. 

By 13:00 on Saturday, the province had recorded 4 080 active cases, with 104 862 confirmed cases and 96 921 recoveries.

“Over 92% of the people recorded to have contracted Covid-19 in the Western Cape have recovered from their illness,” added Winde.

Just under 4% of the total cases are active. 

The province’s “hotspot” programmes continues, and people are urged to continue washing their hands, wearing a mask and social distance. 

He said most of the recoveries were at home.

“Others have recovered in one of our healthcare facilities and we have seen and heard amazing stories of recovery.

“This includes a 104-year-old patient discharged from the now decommissioned Hospital of Hope at the Cape Town International Convention Centre,” Winde added.

The Department of Health customarily releases updates on the national situation later in the evening. 

On Friday night, the department noted a cumulative total of 620 132 confirmed cases were recorded.

There were 115 more deaths with 14 from KwaZulu-Natal, 47 from Gauteng, 10 from the Eastern Cape, 10 from the Western Cape, 16 from the North West, and 18 from Mpumalanga.

This brought the number of deaths by Friday night to 13 743.

Recoveries nationally were at 533 935 – a recovery rate of 86%.

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