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DEVELOPING: Coronavirus COVID-19 in Cape Town. Updates + practical tips
The Western Cape has 3,247 active Covid-19 cases
Latest update: 23 October 2020
Currently there are only 3,247 active cases in The Western Cape out of the 114,534 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 710,515 as stated in the last official report from the National Department of Health on 22 October.
- 4,633,671 tests have been conducted
- 710,515 cumulative total of confirmed cases
- 642,560 recorded recoveries
- 18,843 deaths
COVID-19 UPDATE IN WESTERN CAPE: THE SITUATION NOW
As of 22 October, we have 114,534 confirmed Covid-19 cases in the province according to the Western Cape Government.
Below are the Western Cape stats:
- 649,469 tests have been conducted
- 114,534 cumulative total of confirmed cases
- 106,979 recorded recoveries
- 4,380 deaths
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT THIS WEEK...
THIS IS OUR PATH TO RECOVERY
On Thursday, 22 October, Premier Alan Winde outlined the path to recovery for the Western Cape. Key factors Winde spoke about were jobs and the economy as well as safety and the dignity and well-being of the province. Winde also outlined the national government's budget priorities and what next steps would be taken. Find out what the next steps for the Western Cape will be via coronavirus.westerncape.gov.za.
CLICKS’ QUICK AND EASY ANTIBODY TESTS
You can now get an antibody test done at any Clicks across the country and you'll get your results in 10 minutes. This means you can find out if you have Covid-19 antibodies. “The test is aimed at anyone who suspects they may have contracted the virus, even though they did not show symptoms,” Clicks chief commercial officer told Business Insider South Africa.
The COVID antibody test determines whether you have had COVID-19 in the past and now have antibodies against the virus. Book now > https://t.co/u71rj2H7LF— Clicks (@Clicks_SA) October 21, 2020
* Important note: This is not a diagnostic test to determine if you currently have COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/9XPrO1OvXs
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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