On March 31, there was only one Khayelitsha resident who tested positive for Covid-19 and less than a month later there were more than 200 cases in this densely populated suburb of Cape Town.
A total of 47 new cases were reported between Monday and Tuesday.
There are also children in the streets.
The Western Cape Department of Health has already set up a special coronavirus center at Khayelitsha Hospital in anticipation of positive cases. People can be tested out of the hospital there. It is one of 19 such special centers set up for the pandemic in the Western Cape.
While the number in Khayelitsha is increasing by dozens per day, the rise in new cases has begun to stabilize in the western district of the metropolis (which extends from Atlantis, including Milnerton, the city center and surrounding neighborhoods such as Sea Point, and Green Point to Camps Bay).
Some of the first Covid-19 cases recorded in the Western Cape were in the Western District and the number of cases is now significantly higher than in other parts of the province. However, the rise in new cases here was only ten, from Monday to Tuesday, from 379 to 389, compared to the 47 new cases in Khayelitsha.