The Western Cape Department says although it is wary of COVID-19 resurgence, data is reflecting some “good news” for the province, as officials are seeing a decline in cases, admissions and deaths. As it stands, there are less than 5 000 active cases – 4 934, to be exact.
According to EWN, officials said the province was seeing a decline in COVID-19. Cases in the Cape metro dropped by 20% and cases in rural districts by 26% overall.
This came amid fears of a third wave, as the Easter weekend nears.
Meanwhile, Sunday Times reported this week that a survey conducted in the Western Cape suggested that most areas in the province remained vulnerable to the virus.
Leftover blood from routine tests in February was tested for antibodies and showed that poorer, densely populated areas such as Khayelitsha (68%) and its neighbouring townships have the highest antibody levels, the report quoted health department head Dr Keith Cloete as saying.