Cape City – “I perceive that our residents are anxious as they see the variety of new laboratory confirmed Covid-19 circumstances develop quickly within the Western Cape, however it is a pure results of our extra rigorous testing method.”
This comes from Premier Alan Winde after he introduced the newest Covid-19 figures for the Western Cape on Friday.
Other than the continued development in circumstances and lively circumstances that the province is dealing with, Winde additionally revealed that there have been three extra deaths, bringing the whole to 28. As of the 5pm on 23 April, the Western Cape has recorded 1 314 confirmed circumstances of Covid-19 an infection.
(The info is reported as at 5pm on the day past, reasonably than at midnight, so as to enable extra time to organize the day by day stories. Lab outcomes are additionally accessed immediately from laboratories within the province, and there generally is a lag between these outcomes and people formally registered on the system with the Nationwide Division of Well being.)
This may create discrepancies between the nationwide and provincial knowledge the premier stated however doesn’t affect the accuracy of any of the numbers launched.
“Our technique is to do screening and testing much more rigorously. That is one of the simplest ways to include the virus and to flatten the curve.
“We’re going to face a really difficult time within the weeks and months to come back. The lockdown has helped, but it surely has not stopped the virus. The height continues to be to come back, and many individuals will probably be contaminated by Covid-19,” Winde stated.
“That’s the reason it’s so essential that each single considered one of us proceed to play our half to flatten the curve. If we do that, we will stop our well being system from being overwhelmed, and we will save many lives.”
A complete of 150 847 folks have been screened within the province this month – with 6 006 despatched for testing.
Winde stated: “Our elevated give attention to screening and testing has helped us to reply to areas of danger as we establish them, after which quarantine or isolate folks the place mandatory, as a part of our prevention technique.”