The Western Cape Head of Health, Dr Keith Cloete says even though the province’s infection-rate is starting to flatten, hospitalizations will, for the next few weeks, continue to increase as Covid-19 complications gradually manifests in patients.

He says this is a phenomenon that was seen in both the first and second waves of the pandemic, which gives healthcare workers time to prepare for an increase in hospitalizations after the infection-rate starts decreasing.

Cloete warns residents to maintain their vigilance, saying that we are not out of the woods yet.

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