Second confirmed Covid-19 case in Khayelitsha

2020-04-02 15:33
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Western Cape government officials have confirmed the second case of Covid-19 infection in Khayelitsha.

This is coupled with seven confirmed cases in Mitchell's Plain and nine in the Klipfontein sub-district which includes Athlone and Gatesville among others.

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde says there are 393 confirmed cases on Thursday 2 April, 321 of these in the City of Cape Town. Head of health, Dr Keith Cloete says of these cases 164 are locally transmitted cases.

"Our hospitalisations are going up. A total of 22 people are in hospital with seven people in ICU," says Cloete.

"The areas of greatest concern to us in the metro is Khayelitsha, Mitchell's Plain and Klipfontein.These are the three areas that have the most vulnerable areas within them but it is still the areas with the least cases. Our concern is that we might be having community transmission in those areas."

To date, more than 50 people have self-isolated for the 14 days and have completed this.

The province still only has one death.

More in the next People's Post on Tuesday 7 April.

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