We’ve got this! – Premier Alan Winde (on Covid-19 resurgence in Western Cape)
There’s been a 42% weekly increase in new Covid-19 infections in the Western Cape, the provincial health department said on Thursday.
There are more than 10 000 confirmed active cases in the province.
A week ago, about 16% of all Covid-19 tests conducted in the province came back positive.
That “positivity rate” has since breached 20%.
Right now, in the province, every person with Covid-19 infects about 1.4 others.
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Lester Kiewit interviewed EWN reporter Kaylynn Palm who attended an online conference hosted by Winde.
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Listen to the interview in the audio below.
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