Western Cape hospitals have reportedly amended COVID-19 Level 1 lockdown guidelines, in a move that will allow limited hospital visitation.
News24 reported on Thursday that this will commence under strict safety precautions.
“These guidelines will be assessed and implemented according to each facility’s current situation and capacity,” the provincial Health Department was quoted as saying.
Adults who are terminally ill will, however, not be allowed visitors. The same applies to COVID-19 positive patients under investigation, the report said.
Western Cape Premier Alan Winde on Thursday said that the province had 2195 active COVID-19 infections, with a total of 281 024 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 267 363 recoveries, as of 1pm.
1/2 Update on the coronavirus and vaccines📢
As of 1pm on 8 April, the Western Cape has 2195 active Covid-19 infections with a total of 281 024 confirmed Covid-19 cases and 267 363 recoveries.
— Premier Alan Winde (@alanwinde) April 8, 2021
Here are the figures
Total recoveries: 267 363
Vaccines administered: 52 202
Total deaths: 11 466
Total active cases (currently infected patients) 2195
Tests conducted: 1 453 485
Hospitalisations: 756 people have been admitted, of which 154 are in ICU
Winde said a total of 52 202 out of the 53 820 vaccines received to date as part of the Sisonke trial, had been administered by 5pm on 7 April.
He said the Western Cape data still showed a decline in Covid-19 hospitalisations and deaths.