Premier of confirms an increase in Western Cape COVID-19 death toll

Premier of confirms an increase in Western Cape COVID-19 death toll

coronavirus news updates in western cape. 

The Western Cape has recorded another COVID-19 death since the last national update was issued out on Saturday.

South Africa is currently sitting on 3 034 confirmed cases, with 52 deaths as of Saturday’s announcement by Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize.

Western Cape death toll increases

Among the provinces with the highest caseload, the Western Cape is second behind Gauteng – the only province to have crossed the 1 000-mark – with 866 infections.

According to Premier Alan Winde, the province has now recorded its 16th death, a 45-year-old man.

“We send our condolences his family and his loved ones at this time,” Winde said.

Alan Winde

There was also some news on the more positive side reported by the province, with the number of recoveries also increasing.

The number of active cases in the Western Cape now sits at 635, following 215 recoveries and the 16 deaths.

Out of the active cases, 38 are currently in hospital with 12 requiring intensive care.

Western Cape Health MEC Nomafrench Mbombo urged people to take the pandemic seriously.

(Source : The South African)