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Klipfontein and Mitchells Plain COVID-19 update – 10 December 2020

10 December 2020

The Klipfontein and Mitchells Plain Subdistricts in the Metro have both recorded a 53% increase in new COVID-19 infections this past seven days. The high-risk areas are Gugulethu, Tafelsig and Lentegeur which has seen the highest number of new... Read More

What we now know about Covid-19 – staying safe over the festive season

8 December 2020

What we now know about Covid-19 – and how we all need to adapt to stay safe over the festive season During the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world has learned a lot, and continues to learn more about the virus and how it spreads.  Read More

Overberg COVID-19 update – 4 December

4 December 2020

Over the past 7 days the Overberg has seen a 64% increase in new COVID-19 cases and 6 deaths. We urge the residents to remain cautious and vigilant. Read More

West Coast COVID-19 update – 4 December

4 December 2020

Over the past 7 days the West Coast has seen an 80% increase in new COVID-19 cases and 2 new deaths. We urge the residents to remain cautious and vigilant. Read More

Cape Winelands COVID-19 update – 4 December

4 December 2020

Over the past 7 days the Cape Winelands has seen an 72% increase in new COVID-19 cases and 3 new deaths. We urge the residents to remain cautious and vigilant. Read More

Northern/Tygerberg COVID-19 update - 4 December 2020

4 December 2020

Delft confirmed outbreak; mask wearing not happening   Read More

Khayelitsha & Eastern Sub district COVID-19 update – 4 December 2020

4 December 2020

The Khayelitsha & Eastern subdistrict in the Metro has been identified as an area of concern with a 45% and 40% increase of recorded COVID-19 infections  respectively. Read More

Klipfontein and Mitchells Plain COVID-19 update – 3 December 2020

3 December 2020

The Klipfontein and Mitchells Plain Subdistricts in the Metro have seen increases of 51% and 40% new reported new COVID-19 infections respectively this past seven days. Read More

Southern Subdistrict COVID-19 update – 3 December 2020

3 December 2020

The Southern subdistrict in the Metro has been identified as a great concern with an 50% increase of recorded new COVID-19 infections – predominantly in Grassy Park, Lotus River, Wynberg, Rondebosch, Claremont, Ottery, Plumstead, Pelikan Park,... Read More

Western Subdistrict COVID-19 update – 3 December 2020

3 December 2020

The Western subdistrict in the Metro has been recorded a 22% of new COVID-19 infections, predominantly in Parklands, Atlantis (Saxonsea, Avondale), Du Noon, Milnerton, Pinelands, Sea Point, Langa, Kensington, Table View and Woodstock.            Read More

Garden Route COVID-19 update – 3 December 2020

3 December 2020

The Garden Route has seen a 26% (525) increase in cases the last seven days compared to the previous seven days. Areas of most concern are Bitou, Knysna, George and Mossel Bay. We have also noted an increase in cases in Oudtshoorn and Hessequa. Read More

WC values solidarity and shared responsibility in fighting aids epidemic

1 December 2020

No single prevention method is fully protective against HIV, but when they are used in combination and supported by structural changes that improve gender equality and socioeconomic conditions, they can be remarkably effective. Read More

First men’s only health centre opens in Western Cape

30 November 2020

Western Cape Government Health has officially opened a state-of-the-art men’s health centre on Monday, 30 November 2020, as the country marks the end of Movember and leading into commemorating World AIDS Day. Read More

One victim is too many. protect our women and children

26 November 2020

Violence committed by intimate partners is one of the most common forms of violence against women and children. For the period September 2019 - September 2020, the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital has seen 66 confirmed and another 146... Read More

Cape Metro COVID-19 update – 26 November

26 November 2020

Marked increases of 73% in new COVID-19 cases and 28% in new COVID-19 deaths over the last seven days paints a clear picture why the Cape Metropole has been deemed as having established resurgence. Read More

Overberg COVID-19 update – 25 November

25 November 2020

Over the past 7 days the Overberg has seen a 67% increase in new COVID-19 cases and 2 deaths over the last seven days and urge the residents to remain cautious and vigilant. Read More

West Coast COVID-19 update – 25 November

25 November 2020

While a 16% increase in new COVID-19 cases over the last seven days in the West Coast indicates a low overall increase across the district, there are areas of concern which are being monitored such as the Cederberg (175%), Saldanha Bay (47%) and... Read More

Garden Route COVID-19 update – 25 November

25 November 2020

Over the past 7 days the Garden Route has seen a 117% increase in new COVID-19 cases and 96% increase in deaths over the last seven days and urge the residents to remain cautious and vigilant. Read More

Cape Winelands COVID-19 update – 25 November

25 November 2020

Over the past 7 days the Cape Winelands has seen an 80% increase in new COVID-19 cases, and we urge the residents to remain cautious and vigilant. Read More

Central Karoo COVID-19 update – 25 November

25 November 2020

Over the past 7 days the Central Karoo has seen a 112% increase in new COVID-19 cases, 10 new hospitalisations and 3 deaths over the last seven days and urge the residents to remain cautious and vigilant. Read More

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