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News and Speeches for Department of Health

Temporary service delivery changes in Western Cape Government health facilities

21 December 2020

Ongoing visitor restrictions at hospitals Read More

Hospital platform in the Western Cape under severe pressure

20 December 2020

Hospitals in the Western Cape are currently under severe pressure. This is as a result of the sharp increase in patients requiring to be admitted with severe COVID-19 as well as the increase in non-COVID-19 trauma cases. The bed status: Read More

Cape Winelands COVID-19 update 18 December 2020

18 December 2020

The number of COVID-19 cases in the Cape Winelands District has surpassed the peak reached mid-June this year (1 446 active cases). There are now more than 2 338 active cases in this area and the loss of 563 people are mourned.  Read More

Western Sub-district COVID-19 update – 18 December 2020

18 December 2020

The Western sub-district in the Cape Metro continues has experienced a 92% increase of recorded new COVID-19 infections this past week. It has also been noted that COVID-19 hospital admissions have been rising rapidly.   Read More

Southern Subdistrict COVID-19 update – 18 December 2020

18 December 2020

The Southern sub-district in the Cape Metro continues has experienced 76% increase of recorded new COVID-19 infections this past week. It has also been noted that COVID-19 hospital admissions have been rising rapidly.  Read More

Garden Route Health Platform Update 18 December 2020

18 December 2020

The Garden Route recorded a slight increase of 9% in new COVID-19 cases over the last seven days compared to the previous seven days. New cases per subdistrict in the Garden Route Read More

Northern, Tygerberg COVID-19 update: ‘The virus is everywhere, keep safe’

18 December 2020

The Northern (77%), Tygerberg (81%) subdistricts in the Metro continued to have an increase of recorded COVID-19 infections this week, with rapid outbreaks in Bothasig and Durbanville and ongoing outbreaks in Kraaifontein, Wallacedene, Edgemead,... Read More

Central Karoo Health Platform update - 18 December 2020

18 December 2020

The Central Karoo has seen a 50%  increase in new COVID-19 cases over the last seven days compared to the previous seven days. New cases per subdistrict in the Central Karoo Read More

Western Cape EMS becomes first government institution to obtain a drone license

15 December 2020

The Western Cape Government Health’s (WCGH’s) Emergency Medical Services (EMS) have become the first government institution in South Africa that will be allowed to fly drones legally which includes flying over public spaces, roads, people and... Read More

Keep your child safe this holiday season

14 December 2020

As the dedicated paediatric trauma centre for the Western Cape, the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital sees the worst of the worst cases.  These include children injured in car and taxi accidents, pedestrian accidents, burns and drownings. Read More

Isolating correctly crucial to limit the spread of Covid-19

14 December 2020

“People are becoming resistant to isolation adherence, which is a major concern if we are striving to reduce the infection rate in the high-risk areas in the Metro,” says Eugene Engle, Contact Tracing Team member for the Western Cape Government... Read More

Health Platform Update – 11 December 2020

11 December 2020

2020 has been a tough year for us all. Usually, when we reach this time of the year, we look forward to enjoying some time with friends and family. Read More

Overberg COVID-19 update – 11 December

11 December 2020

Over the past 7 days the Overberg has seen a 133% increase in new COVID-19 cases and a 450% increase in new deaths (22). We urge the residents to remain cautious and vigilant.   Read More

West Coast COVID-19 update – 11 December

11 December 2020

Over the past 7 days the West Coast has seen a 33% increase in new COVID-19 cases and 4 new deaths. We urge the residents to remain cautious and vigilant. Read More

Garden Route Health Platform Update 11 December

11 December 2020

The Garden Route recorded a slight increase of 17% in new COVID-19 cases over the last seven days compared to the previous seven days. New cases per subdistrict in the Garden Route Read More

Central Karoo Health Platform Update

11 December 2020

The Central Karoo has seen a 64%  increase in new COVID-19 cases over the last seven days compared to the previous seven days. New cases per subdistrict in the Central Karoo Read More

COVID-19 update: Cape Winelands District

11 December 2020

COVID-19 cases across the Cape Winelands are still on the rise. In the last seven days, 658 new cases (133% increase) and 24 new deaths (700% increase) of COVID-19 were recorded. Read More

Southern Subdistrict COVID-19 update – 11 December 2020

11 December 2020

The Southern sub-district in the Cape Metro continues has experienced a 65% increase of recorded new COVID-19 infections this past week. It has also been noted that COVID-19 hospital admissions have been rising rapidly.  Read More

Khayelitsha & Eastern Sub district COVID-19 update – 10 December 2020

10 December 2020

The Khayelitsha & Eastern subdistrict in the Metro has recorded 79% and 97% increase new COVID-19 infections respectively. Areas of concern in Khayelitsha, Ilitha Park, Mandela Park, Harare, Ikewzi Park, Kuils River, Strand, Somerset West,... Read More

Western Sub-district COVID-19 update – 10 December 2020

10 December 2020

The Western sub-district in the Cape Metro continues has experienced a 46% increase of recorded new COVID-19 infections this past week.  It has also been noted that COVID-19 hospital admissions have been rising rapidly.  Read More

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