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

Find out how many positive cases are in your area

 Latest update:  9:00, 28 May 2020

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COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA: THE SITUATION NOW

The national total of confirmed cases stands at 23,615 as of 25 May, up 1,032 since the last official report from the National Department of Health. Here are the rest of the stats:

  • 634,996 tests have been done (+29,005)*
  • 25,937 confirmed cases (+1,673)
  • 13,451 full recoveries (+710) 
  • 552 deaths (+28)

*The numbers in parenteses indicate the increase since last report.


COVID-19 UPDATE IN WESTERN CAPE: THE SITUATION NOW
As of 27 May, we have 16,551 confirmed cases of Covid-19 infections in the province (an increase of 795 since the last report) according to the Western Cape government.

Below are the Western Cape stats:

  • 133,489 tests conducted (+4,931)
  • 16,551 confirmed cases (+795)
  • 8,504 recorded recoveries (+660)
  • 387 deaths (+30)

The cases per district municipality are:

  • 14,554 in the City of Cape Town (+807)
  • 932 in the Cape Winelands District Municipality (+81)
  • 178 in the Garden Route District Municipality (+7)
  • 134 in the West Coast District Municipality (+15)
  • 99 in the Overberg District Municipality (+11)
  • 2 in the Central Karoo District Municipality (+0)


COVID-19 UPDATE IN CAPE TOWN: 
As of 27 May, there are 14,554 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the City of Cape Town (807 more since the last report), plus the municipality has 8,505 recoveries. Here are the Cape Town confirmed Covid-19 figures broken down by sub-district:

  • Tygerberg: 2,553 (+132)
  • Khayelitsha: 2,150 (+146)
  • Klipfontein: 2,071 (+137)
  • Southern: 1,967 (+113)
  • Western: 1,705 (+65)
  • Mitchells Plain: 1,613 (+63)
  • Eastern: 1,464 (+89)
  • Northern: 1,031 (+62)

 

HOW SOUTH AFRICA WILL EASE OUT OF LOCKDOWN
President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a risk-adjusted lcokdown strategy. 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 4 until Monday, 1 June, when the country will enter level 4. Our border will remain closed to international travel except for the repatriation of South Africans and foreigners. However, exercise will be permitted all times of the day, and alcohol sales will be permitted (but not cigarettes). People are still encouraged to stay home, and must wear a mask if they do go out.

Further updates will follow as the implications are made clear. 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 or needing 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 virtual market, or a museum day 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 trading restrictions, social distancing, event cancellations, and the 21-day lockdown period, many local businesses are taking a huge hit. Order takeouts, buy online, donate, and try not to cancel any payments you can afford. 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
Outside of 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. Like the restrictions on liquor sales, keep tabs on the other governmental restrictions in place.

Whether or not these restrictions and closures will remain in effect after the lockdown ends is not clear yet.

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