Western Cape field hospitals closing following a decrease in COVID-19 cases
Good News is that there is decrease in number or covid-19 patients thus hospitals closing.Some of the Western Cape’s field hospitals are being closed following a decrease in COVID-19 cases and hospitalisations, particularly in the Metro.Western Cape Premier Alan Winde says it’s clear they’ve been able to deal with the pandemic and he’s now appealing to government to allow the province to completely open the economy to deal with unemployment, poverty and hunger.
Dubbed the Hospital of Hope, more than 1,500 patients were treated at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, the largest COVID-19 field hospital.The last patient will be accepted this week before the doors are closed in mid-September.
With a bed capacity of more than 800, there are only 57 patients at present.The Thusong field hospital has officially closed and Doctors without Borders has moved its capacity to the Eastern Cape.
The province will, however, be holding on to some of its other field hospitals, in case there is a resurgence of COVID-19.
LATEST COVID-19 NEWS :Update on Covid-19 (14th August 2020)
As of today, a cumulative total of 579 140 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have been recorded.
Province Total cases for 14 August 2020 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 83372 14,4
Free State 30837 5,3
Gauteng 197531 34,1
KwaZulu-Natal 103744 17,9
Limpopo 11214 1,9
Mpumalanga 20554 3,5
North West 22816 3,9
Northern Cape 7443 1,3
Western Cape 101579 17,5
Unknown 50 0,0
Total 579140 100,0
The total number of tests conducted to date is 3 351 111 with 35 614 new tests conducted since the last report
Reported Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably we report a further 286 COVID-19 related deaths- 42 from Eastern Cape, 20 from the Free State, 26 from North West, 76 from Gauteng, 54 from KwaZulu-Natal, 22 in Mpumalanga, 18 from Northern Cape and 28 from Western Cape.
This brings the total COVID-19 related cumulative deaths to 11 556
We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased.
The recoveries now stand at 461 734 which translates to a recovery rate of 79%
Province Deaths Recoveries
Eastern Cape 2442 78862
Free State 496 15217
Gauteng 2867 156402
KwaZulu-Natal 1617 77301
Limpopo 141 9937
Mpumalanga 189 17404
North West 176 12559
Northern Cape 94 3937
Western Cape 3534 90115
Total 11556 461734
Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health