Premier Alan Winde says he will now urge President Cyril Ramaphosa to migrate the Western Cape to level 2 of lockdown, as soon as possible.
Winde says all indicators show that the Western Cape has exited the peak of the third wave.
There has been a decrease in cases over the last week, with 2571 new cases each day based on the 7-day moving average compared to 3543 at its highest point on 17 August 2021.
The proportion of positive COVID-19 tests has also decreased from 42% at its highest point on 26 July 2021 to 26% this week.
There has been a decrease in new admissions and deaths, with an average of 286 new admissions and around 80 deaths each day.
This is down from 362 new admissions and around 122 deaths at its highest point on 1 August and 30 July 2021 respectively.
Winde says relaxing the lockdown regulations would help stimulate the province’s economic recovery…