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

The Western Cape has 4,901 active Covid-19 cases 

Latest update:  20 November 2020

Currently there are only 4,901 active cases in The Western Cape out of the 122,322 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 759,658 as stated in the last official report from the National Department of Health on 19 November.  

  • 5,214,036 tests have been conducted
  • 759,658 cumulative total of confirmed cases 
  • 702,544 recorded recoveries 
  • 20,671 deaths

COVID-19 UPDATE IN WESTERN CAPE: THE SITUATION NOW

As of 19 November, we have 122,322 confirmed Covid-19 cases in the province according to the Western Cape Government. 

Below are the Western Cape stats:

  • 730,133 tests have been conducted
  • 122,322 cumulative total of confirmed cases 
  • 112,920 recorded recoveries
  • 4,501 deaths

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT THIS WEEK...

NEW COVID HOTSPOT: GARDEN ROUTE

The Western Cape Government issued a hotspot alert for the Garden Route on 17 November. Covid-19 active cases are rapidly increasing, with 160 new cases in George. The Western Cape Government has also noted an increase in hospitalisations but stated that “hospitals still have sufficient capacity to cope with the surge in cases” in a press release on 17 November.

FDA APPROVES FIRST AT-HOME COVID-19 TEST

The Food and Drug Administration has issued an emergency use and authorization for the first Covid-19 self-testing at-home kit. The Lucira COVID-19 All-In-One Test Kit will be able to detect the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19, the FDA said in a press release on 17 November. It will be available to persons as young as 14 and can be administered outside of a lab setting. When this test will be authorized in South Africa is unknown. You can find the full report online via fda.gov.

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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