“We will not lose any of this focus and drive as we now turn our attention to the economy, to saving jobs and addressing the humanitarian crisis.
“In return, we ask the people of this province to partner with us. To step up and to take personal responsibility to ensure that as we restart the engines of our economy, we continue to contain and slow Covid-19.”
The Western Cape passed 100,000 confirmed Covid-19 infections on Saturday, but after taking account of 3,560 deaths and 90,652 recoveries — including Winde — the province has only 6,132 active infections. This is 65% lower than the peak of 17,612 on July 6.
Only 1,163 Covid-19 patients remain in Western Cape hospitals, compared with a high of 1,887 on July 4. Some 246 patients are in intensive care, down from a high of 357 on July 23.