Western Cape Premier, Alan Winde says the Lentegeur Hospital of Hope, in Mitchell’s Plain, has now come online.

Winde visited the facility this week and says the hospital has already admitted more than 30 patients since opening last week Wednesday.

He says the facility would, in total, provide 200 beds to treat patients with Covid-19 complications.

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The Western Cape Head of Health, Dr Keith Cloete says it is especially people in affluent neighborhoods of the Mother City who have contracted Covid-19 over the past 2 weeks.

Cloete says this has led to the significant increase in infections in the Cape Town Metro.

Cloete says the province is now on the verge of its third wave of Covid-19, with another significant increase in infections expected this week.

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