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WC health department sees slow decline in COVID-19 cases

The Western Cape Health Department said there had been an overall decrease of 10% in cases in the Cape Town metro over the past week and a 16% drop in rural areas.

CAPE TOWN — The Western Cape Heath Department said Wednesday it was seeing a slow decline in the number of new daily cases of COVID-19, averaging 300 new diagnoses per day.

The test positivity rate is about 14%, which is higher than previous interwave periods.

On Monday April 4, President Cyril Ramaphosa lifted the national state of disaster, adding that there had been a considerable drop in COVID-19 cases.

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The Western Cape Health Department said there had been an overall decrease of 10% in cases in the Cape Town metro over the past week and a 16% drop in rural areas.

New admissions have also decreased to approximately 19 admissions per day. COVID-19 cases currently represent only 1% of all available acute care general hospital capacity in metropolitan and rural areas.

Brackengate Hospital of Hope is currently the only COVID-19 intermediate care facility with patients – it currently has 11 patients.



WC health department sees slow decline in COVID-19 cases

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