The Western Cape wants to vaccinate a minimum of 5-million residents, by the end of 2021.

Head of Health, Dr. Keith Cloete says reaching this target would help strengthen the province’s ability to better withstand a fourth wave.

A fourth wave is expected in December.

He says the province currently vaccinates an average of 200-thousand residents per week.

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The Western Cape is now at the peak of the third wave, but is starting to show early signs of a decline.

The Head of Health, Dr. Keith Cloete says the province’s positivity rate has started showing a slight decline with the number of deaths and hospitalizations also decreasing.

Cloete says an overall decline, in all indicators, is expected in the next week or two.

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The Western Cape has, over the past week, shown a 12% decrease in its positivity-rate, indicating early signs of the end of the third wave of the pandemic.

The provincial Head of Health, Dr Keith Cloete says the province’s hospitalization-rate has also shown a gradual week-on-week decline of 8%.

Covid-19 deaths also decreased from an average of around 108 deaths per day, to less than 100 deaths per day.

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The Delta variant is now the biggest driving-force behind the increase in Covid-19 infections among Western Cape teenagers.

According to Head of Health, Dr. Keith Cloete an increase in infections among young people were reported when schools opened for the third-term.

He says this increase was expected because schools were closed during the first & second waves.

Cloete says the majority of teenagers contract the virus during social gatherings after school and on weekends.

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The Western Cape Health Department says it is improving its vaccine monitoring-platform to help refer residents to go for their vaccination at sites where there is sufficient capacity.

According to the Head of Health, Dr. Keith Cloete residents have complained about long queues at some vaccination centers, while there are few or no people at other sites.

Cloete says now that there are enough vaccine doses available, they want to make it as easy as possible for residents to get an injection.

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