The Western Cape has 16 302 active cases of COVID-19, with a total of 66 195 confirmed cases and 47 924 recoveries as of 1pm on July 3.

The Western Cape has recorded an additional 51 deaths, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the province to 1969.

The number of tests have been conducted is 316 009, and 1845 people are hospitalised with 326 in ICU or high care.

The breakdown is as follows:

In a statement, Premiere Alan Winde explained that the Stormers rugby players visited the Brackengate temporary hospital on July 3 to help out with the finishing details.

“Today, the Stormers rugby team spent the day at the Brackengate temporary hospital helping to put the finishing touches on the hospital. The team helped to move in beds and furniture, set up and make the beds and offload trucks delivering items for the facility.

“The team who has worked to set up this 338 bed site has worked around the clock to ensure that it is ready in time, and the assistance by the Stormer’s today was valued and appreciated. I know that the visit and the interaction with the players was also a special opportunity for some of the people who have put in long hours in ensuring that this facility is able to start offering care next week.

“I would like to thank the team not only for the work that they’ve done today, but for being out in communities, and helping to spread awareness around Covid-19. This team means so much to so many people in the Western Cape land seeing them wearing masks, helping others and taking steps to protect themselves and their loved ones, sets such a wonderful example.”

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