Saturday, September 26, 2020

Western Cape COVID-19 ICU admissions below 100

The number of people currently admitted to intensive care or high care units because of the coronavirus has dropped below 100. According to the Western Cape Government, 612 patients are in hospital with COVID-19, whereby 99 are in ICU or high care.

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde says this is very good news. ‘’An additional sign that all our efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 and to protect those most at risk of becoming seriously ill, are paying off.''

Winde wished those who are still in hospital, and those currently recovering, well on their journey to full health. The Western Cape Premier, has furthermore urged citizens to continue to take precautions to protect themselves and others against the coronavirus.

South Africa has a total of 668 529 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, this after 1 480 new infections were recorded over the last 24-hours. The country also saw 29 more people succumbing to the virus. Of those, the Northern Cape recorded the most fatalities with 8, followed by the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, and Gauteng province each recording 5 fatalities each, the Western Cape saw 4 more people succumbing to the coronavirus, whilst 2 fatalities were recorded in Limpopo. This brings the total number of Covid-19 related deaths to 16 312.

599 149 people recovered from the coronavirus in South Africa. This translates to a recovery rate of 89.6%.

Done By: Mitchum George


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