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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.

 

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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Make the most of your weekend with our list of things to do.

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café rouxCafe Roux Noordhoek has an exciting ...

See Matthew Mole, The Kiffness, Fintry and more live at Café Roux this month

Darling BreweryLive music at Darling Brewery Woodstock

Live reggae, indie, folk, and punk at Darling Brewery Woodstock

virtual_garden3Discover the McGregor Magic Virtual ...

Explore South Africa’s amazing biodiversity without leaving home

africamps7Discover South Africa with these great ...

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

Watershed 2Known favourites and new discoveries at ...

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

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

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

Beerhouse beer yogaJoin a beer-centric yoga class with ...

A beginner’s yoga class centred around the joys of drinking beer

DJ Ready DLive stream SA’s top turntablist with ...

Start your weekend off with some easy grooves and party bangers with DJ Ready D

VW_October_promotions4Barons 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

Cape Town International Kite Festival 1The sky’s the limit at this annual ...

The kite fest is going virtual for 2020: here’s what you need to know

Pierneef food and wine pairing 2Food and Wine Pairing at La Motte

Discover a match made in the divine tasting room of this Franschhoek Estate

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