As of  August 7, the Western Cape has 8 631 active cases of COVID-19, with a total of 97 506 confirmed cases and 85 528 recoveries.

An additional 34 deaths have been recorded, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the province to 3347.

The breakdown is as follows:

Western Cape cabinet adopts position on business opening and alcohol sales:

“The Western Cape cabinet has concluded its two day ‘bosberaad’ where we have adopted the position that where business can open safely, they should be allowed to do so,” said Premier Alan Winde in a statement. “Additionally, we have also adopted the position that domestic alcohol sales should be allowed, with smart recommendations in place. These positions have been taken with a view to reducing the impact of a second, equally dangerous pandemic- unemployment. We will now engage the national government on these positions.”

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