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DEVELOPING: Coronavirus COVID-19 in Cape Town. Updates + practical tips
The Western Cape has 2,675 active Covid-19 cases
Latest update: 18 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 655,572 as stated in the last official report from the National Department of Health on 17 September.
- 3,983,533 tests have been conducted
- 655,572 cumulative total of confirmed cases
- 585,303 recorded recoveries
- 15,772 deaths
COVID-19 UPDATE IN WESTERN CAPE: THE SITUATION NOW
As of 17 September, we have 108,226 confirmed Covid-19 cases in the province according to the Western Cape Government.
Below are the Western Cape stats:
- 512,268 tests have been conducted
- 108,226 cumulative totoal of confirmed cases
- 101,452 recorded recoveries
- 4,099 deaths
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT THIS WEEK...
THE COUNTRY IS MOVING INTO LEVEL 1 ALERT
On Wednesday night, 16 September, President Cyril Ramaphosa took to the podium to announce South Africa’s move into level 1. The move will take effect from midnight on Sunday, 20 September, and will bring with it several new regulations such as a later curfew, ease in alcohol sales, international travel and more. Further details from the respective ministers will be published in the coming weeks regarding level one lockdown.
BIG KUDOS TO OUR HEROES AND HEALERS
There is no doubt South Africans deserve a giant pat on the back for our Covid-19 fight. But we can't forget the healthcare heroes who are still battling it out on the front line. Dr Yenzi Ngema says that as health care workers "we never had the chance to get used to hearing the words 'thank you'." For that reason, she began the #thankthemedics campaign, raising funds through backabuddy.co.za to gift randomly selected health workers with a R250 voucher. To make your own contribution you can donate online via backabuddy.co.za.
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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