The increase in infections, hospitalisations, and deaths have caused the Western Cape government to worry.
These cases have risen in George, Knysna, Thembalethu, Plettenberg Bay, Pacaletsdorp, and Mossel Bay, according to Premier Alan Winde.
“There are currently 159 people hospitalised in the region in both private and public care, and 26 in critical care,” says Winde.
77% of the people who tested positive for COVID-19 had no idea where they got infected.
However, the other 23% said that they contracted the virus at a social event or at home.
Which is why the premier is so concerned about cases increasing when young people take part in Matric Rage.
The Garden Route is very popular for thousands of matrics looking to celebrate the end of their Grade 12 year.
According to Winde, the Western Cape government’s hotspot team and the health department will ensure that these events comply with regulations and safety protocols.
The teams in Garden Route will be working hard to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, through community screening, testing, contact tracing , and communication campaigns.
Western Cape residents are asked to make safe choices and to wear a mask when out in public.
The more you understand yourself, the more silence there is, the healthier you are. —Maxime Lagacé