By Friday afternoon, the Western Cape had 7 586 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, of which 2 857 had already recovered.
Prime Minister Alan Winde said in a statement that eight more people had been killed, bringing the province’s death toll to 137.
More than 447,000 people were screened in the screening processes in communities and 11,600 of these people were tested. A total of 80 100 tests have already been done in the province.
“Today (Friday) is the 50th day since the state of containment and I want to thank all the residents of the Western Cape who have done their part to ensure that the health system can prepare.”
According to Winde, 18 centers for testing and prioritizing patients at hospitals across the province are being set up.
Work to transform the Cape Town International Convention Center (CIC) into a temporary hospital with 850 beds continues and more than 1,000 medical professionals have volunteered to work.
Furthermore, the lease agreements for three other facilities that will serve as hospitals will be finalized.
Statistics released by the Western Cape government: