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News and Speeches for Department of Health

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

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

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