The Western Cape is expected to enter the third wave peak soon. Wits University’s Professor Shabir Madhi says hospital admissions in the province are expected to increase.
He says the next two weeks will be critical for the Western Cape’s COVID-19 battle.
“Much of the increase is being driven by the Western Cape, the main reason for that is that Gauteng was about three to four weeks ahead of the curve with this particular resurgence compared to the Western Cape as well as KwaZulu Natal,” he said.
“As we went into level 4 restrictions that did perhaps slow down the rate of transmission of the virus across the country but Gauteng to a certain extent had already peaked when we went into level 4 restrictions whereas the Western Cape hadn’t.”
On Thursday, the country recorded 17,351 more COVID-19 cases.
The Western Cape’s reported infections have jumped from over 1,500 to 4,667.
In other news – SO SAD: Limpopo woman kidnapped while looking for lift at Sasol garage, gang raped for 19 days & dumped in Mpumalanga
A woman is traumatized after she was kidnapped and repeatedly raped over 19 days. The woman said her horrific ordeal started on 4 July, when she got a lift from three men she met at a filling station in Tzaneen, Limpopo.
She said she thought they would drop her off near her house but they kidnapped her and turned her into a s.e.x slave. The 26-year-old farmworker said she had earlier been shopping at Tzaneen Mall. Learn More