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 will activate more Covid-19 beds to cater for rise in hospital admissions.
- 50 Western Cape teachers receive their Covid-19 vaccine.
- A new private Covid-19 vaccination site has opened at Old Mutual.
I visited the Lentegeur vaccination site to see first-hand how the vaccination process is going. It was great to see 50+ residents there for their first doses of their vaccine. Thank you to our health teams across the province for all that you do. 🙏🏼 #LetsDoThis pic.twitter.com/lC2NPJi4R3
— Premier Alan Winde (@alanwinde) July 5, 2021
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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- The Western Cape officially on the brink of third Covid-19 wave.
- The Western Cape could vaccinate up to 120-thousand people per week.
— Premier Alan Winde (@alanwinde) June 3, 2021