The Western Cape Head of Health, Dr. Keith Cloete says of all patients currently occupying hospital beds in the province’s healthcare centres only 6% are being treated for Covid-19.
During the weekly digicon this week, Cloete said the majority of people in hospital are being treated for alcohol-related injuries and trauma.
He says alcohol-abuse is a big driving-force in placing pressure on the province’s healthcare facilities.
Get the latest updates, via Premier Alan Winde‘s Twitter-page.
- The Western Cape officially on the brink of third Covid-19 wave.
- The Western Cape is set to reach its target of 100 000 first dose Pfizer vaccinations by the end of this week.
- Western Cape vaccination campaign expanded to platteland.
— Premier Alan Winde (@alanwinde) June 3, 2021