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

The Western Cape has 2,566 active Covid-19 cases 

Latest update:  25 September 2020

Currently there are only 2,675 active cases in The Western Cape out of the 108,226 confirmed cases reported during the lockdown. 

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COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA: THE SITUATION NOW
The national total of confirmed cases stands at 667,049 as stated in the last official report from the National Department of Health on 25 September.  

  • 4,102,162 tests have been conducted
  • 667,049 cumulative total of confirmed cases 
  • 595,916 recorded recoveries 
  • 16,283 deaths

COVID-19 UPDATE IN WESTERN CAPE: THE SITUATION NOW
As of 25 September, we have 109,363 confirmed Covid-19 cases in the province according to the Western Cape Government. 

Below are the Western Cape stats:

  • 522 956 tests have been conducted
  • 109 363 cumulative totoal of confirmed cases 
  • 102 642 recorded recoveries
  • 4,155 deaths

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT THIS WEEK...

SA COVID-19 CASES CONTINUE TO DROP
South Africa takes 10th place on the global Covid-19 scale with just under 10,000 new cases this week. Spain and Argentina overtake South Africa with around 10,000 more cases. The United States remains firmly at the top with India second and Brazil third, Mia Lindeque reported in EWN

THE ACTIVE INFECTION RATE IS ALSO DROPPING
At the height of the coronavirus outbreak, the Western Cape saw more than 17‚600 active cases. As of Wednesday, 23 September, Business Live reported a drop to 2,492 active cases in the province. Even Cape Town, once the national hotspot, reported a drop to 1,383 active cases with a recovery rate of 94.2%. You can find out more via Business Live.

GLASSES FOUND TO HELP AGAINST COVID
A recent study from China discovered that people who regularly wear glasses were less likely to be hospitalised with Covid-19. Researchers wrote that the eyes, like the nose and mouth, is a potential entry point for infection and found that glasses may act as a defensive barrier for your eyes.

After looking at 276 hospitals in China, they found that less than 6% of the patients regularly wore glasses. However, “experts say it's understandable why eye protection may be linked to coronavirus protection, but it's too soon to suggest everyone shield their eyes,” Anna Medaris Miller wrote in Business Insider South Africa.


WATCH: NEW CORONAVIRUS MYTHS GET BUSTED BY EPIDEMIOLOGISTS

Science Insider brought back epidemiologists Syra Madad and Stephen Morse six months later to debunk 14 NEW myths about the coronavirus. Some of these myths include washing vegetables with bleach, young kids having immunity, warm weather slowing down the virus and more. Brush up on your Covid-19 knowledge even more by getting familiar with the answers to frequently asked questions about coronavirus.

 

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 currrently under level 2 lockdown. 

For the latest regulation changes that should come with a new level, read our lockdown news update

HOW THE CORONAVIRUS HAS AFFECTED TRAVEL AND TRANSPORT
Interprovincial travel is allowed under level 2, but not international travel. Public transport is operational. Stay up to date with the government’s travel precautions.

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café rouxCafe Roux Noordhoek has an exciting ...

See Robin Auld, The Native Young, Craig Lucas and more live at Café Roux this month

virtual_garden3Discover the McGregor Magic Virtual ...

Explore South Africa’s amazing biodiversity without leaving home

African eagle day toursE-bike your way in and around ...

E-bike between vineyards with stops for wine, cheese, and chocolate truffles

Loch Lynne PicnicBring the kids (and even pets) for a ...

Fresh baguettes, local cheeses, idyllic views, live music and pet-friendly hikes

africamps7AfriCamps: Discover South Africa with ...

From the pet-friendly Stanford Hills to a camp located on a large fishing dam in Limpopo

trail fit sa Discover a new Western Cape hiking ...

Find a secret waterfall or meet sleeping bats in a 150m long cave

Watershed 2Known favourites and new discoveries at ...

825 square-meters of the best in African art, craft, design, and now beauty

flower workshopCelebrate everything floral with a ...

Prepare for a day of wildflower foraging, botanical cocktails and an edible flower feast

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A night of psychological illusions and mind-bending tricks

Biscuit MillSay hello to the new Neighbourgoods ...

Fresh produce, handmade jewellery, locally designed clothes and delicious food

cape point vineyard 3Enjoy an idyllic weekend walk at Cape ...

Get a 360-degree view of the mountain, the fynbos, the vineyards and the ocean

robin_hoodLunch is sorted at Robin Hood Burger ...

Robin Hood in Kloof Street has basket lunch deals every day

The grill father The Grillfather is back with a hearty ...

Enjoy their 2.8kg pure beef patty and backyard braai vibes

Flea MarketMilnerton Flea Market: a treasure trove ...

From antiques and trinkets to a variety of second-hand items

spring_2Bradwell Spring: Vredehoek’s fresh ...

It’s the second formalised spring water collection point built by the City

spring_1Newlands Spring: Cape Town’s ...

Rules are in place to ensure everyone’s safety

Biscuit MillYour favourite Biscuit Mill vendors are ...

Browse your favourite vendors for food, crafts and clothing at the weekly market

Dino_moranDino Moran is bringing you an epic ...

Don’t miss his deep and melodic progressive house magic with stunning visual effects

VW BARONS 2Barons Cape Town VW is open to the ...

Quicker services and courtesy cars for essential workers

Om RevolutionSlow flow mobile yoga with Om Revolution

You don’t have to go to a yoga studio to stay active

Heritage Day Join the Heritage Challenge and win ...

Win daily Table Mountain trips, a Tru-Cape hamper, Shimansky diamond ring, and Western ...

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