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Covid-19 outbreaks at old age homes warns Winde

CAPE TOWN –The Western Cape has recorded 2 099 Covid-19 related deaths and 69 982 confirmed cases while the national infection rate counts to 205 721.

The Western Cape premier Alan Winde acknowledged that the province has had over 50 000 recoveries but also warned citizens over the age of 55 years old and those with underlying health conditions to protect themselves better.

“Coronavirus can infect anyone, but older people are among those at highest risk of getting severely ill and possibly dying. Sadly, there have been a number of coronavirus outbreaks at old age homes and care centres, resulting in a number of deaths,” said Winde.

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“Our experts have determined, using available data, that diabetic patients are the highest risk group and we have implemented a new strategy, which includes daily check-ins with Covid-19 patients with diabetes, as well as hospital admission at the CTICC for those diabetic patients which are the highest risk,” he said.

 

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