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West Coast still reaching its COVID-19 peak


The West Coast is the only district in the Western Cape still not over the COVID-19 peak. On Tuesday, the West Coast District Municipality recorded an increase of 809 new active coronavirus cases.

Western Cape Health MEC Nomafrench Mbombo says the spike in infections in the area may be a result of travellers from other provinces and seasonal farmworkers. Mbombo said the province will support the municipality.

A TB hospital in Paarl has recently been converted into a COVID-19 facility to cope with capacity.


Municipal authorities say they’ll be working with police to enforce strict measures against people who are still refusing to adhere to protocols.

Health authorities in the West Coast District Municipality say although the numbers of active COVID-19 cases and those who’ve recovered are not going down, they’re more concerned with the high mortality rate.

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Source: eNCA