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COVID-19: Hotspot alert issued for Cape Town

Covid-19 cases

The Western Cape has seen a spike in COVID-19 cases in the province. Health authorities are calling it a resurgence and want Cabinet to consider implementing local restrictions. The premier has scheduled a special meeting for Friday.

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Last week, the Western Cape issued a hotspot alert for the Garden Route, following an alarming increase of cases.

The numbers are still climbing, and there are now more active cases in George and Knysna than there were during the peak of the first wave. Now, a hotspot alert has been issued for the City of Cape Town.

“We are calling it a resurgence once we go beyond 20 percent growth in numbers week on week. It jumped by 52.1 per cent in the last week in the Western Cape”, said Premier Alan Winde.

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Source: eNCA