The Western Cape has seen a more than 25% decrease in the number of trauma-cases in its 17 health-care facilities, in the past 2 to 3 weeks.
The trauma cases, caused mainly by alcohol-related violence and -accidents, have been continually decreasing since the ban on alcohol was recently announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Western Cape Head of Health, Dr. Keith Cloete.
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- The Western Cape can expect a massive increase in Covid-19 infections in the coming weeks.
- Athlone Sports Stadium to become Western Cape’s third mass-vaccination site.
- People between 35 and 49 can get their Covid-19 vaccines from 1 August.
— Premier Alan Winde (@alanwinde) July 15, 2021
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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- 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