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.

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