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DEVELOPING: Coronavirus COVID-19 in Cape Town. Updates + practical tips

South Africa now has 196,750 confirmed cases, while the Western Cape has 68,273

 Latest update:  8:15, 6 July 2020

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COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA: THE SITUATION NOW

The national total of confirmed cases stands at 196,750 as of 5 July, up 8,773 since the last official report from the National Department of Health.  Here are the rest of the stats:

  • 1,830,078 tests have been done (+38,083)*
  • 196,750 confirmed cases (+8,773)
  • 93,315 full recoveries (+2,088) 
  • 3,199 deaths (+173)

*The numbers in parentheses indicate the increase since the last report. 5 July figures have not yet been made public.


COVID-19 UPDATE IN WESTERN CAPE: THE SITUATION NOW
As of 5 July, we have 68,273 confirmed cases of Covid-19 infections in the province (an increase of 922 since the last report) according to the Western Cape Government.

Below are the Western Cape stats:

  • 323,763 tests conducted (+3,716)
  • 68,273 confirmed cases (+922)
  • 49,982 recorded recoveries (+566)
  • 2,052 deaths (+38)


COVID-19 UPDATE IN CAPE TOWN: 
As of 5 July, there are 48,096 confirmed Covid-19 cases in the City of Cape Town (63 more since the last report). Here are the Cape Town confirmed Covid-19 figures broken down by sub-district:

  • Tygerberg: 8,413 (+6)
  • Khayelitsha: 6,692 (+5)
  • Klipfontein: 6,426 (+4)
  • Eastern: 5,928 (+0)
  • Southern: 5,769 (-1)
  • Western: 5,526 (+3)
  • Mitchells Plain: 5,492 (+1)
  • Northern: 3,866 (-2)

Note: These numbers do not necessarily represent a decrease in cases or a slowing of the spread. The Western Cape data dashboard had some technical difficulties over the weekend which may have resulted in some discrepancies in reported stats. 

HOW SOUTH AFRICA WILL EASE OUT OF LOCKDOWN
There is a risk-adjusted lockdown strategy in place. There are 5 levels, which will work similarly to loadshedding. These levels will be implemented based on the number of new infections and healthcare system readiness

We are currently still in alert level 3. Our border will remain closed to international travel except for the repatriation of South Africans and foreigners. However, exercise is now permitted all times of the day, including hiking at select national parks.

Alcohol sales are allowed (but not cigarettes). People are still encouraged to stay home, and must wear a mask if they do go out.

Stay up to date with lockdown news

HOW THE CORONAVIRUS HAS AFFECTED TRAVEL AND TRANSPORT
Public transport will still be operational for essential service workers as well as those in need of accessing essential services (such as buying groceries, getting to work, or seeking medical attention). Air travel is prohibited under the lockdown. Stay up to date with the government’s travel precautions.

YOU CAN STILL LIVE A LITTLE
You might have cancelled many plans, but we live in the age of the internet and there are endless creative ways to still live your life under lockdown. Kick off lockdown with an online party, a social-distancing-friendly market, or a virtual concert this weekend. If you're planning to hang out with your friends via video call, make it a party with our playlist of Cape Town hits.

HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES
With social distancing, event cancellations, and the restrictions on trade during the lockdown period, many local businesses are taking a huge hit. The economy is under strain, but together we can keep many people afloat. Find out how you can support local businesses.

PARKS, BEACHES AND OTHER PUBLIC PLACES REMAIN CLOSED
Prior to the lockdown, the government had already taken steps to protect Capetonians by closing public facilities, including two popular CBD parks. The City of Cape Town announced on 23 March 2020 that to prevent the spread of Covid-19 all beaches are closed to the public

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