CAPE TOWN –Despite the statistics showing a downward trend in Covid-19 deaths in South Africa, the Western Cape continues to be on high alert with its fourth Covid-19 field hospital, Sonstraal Hospital in Paarl ready to receive its first patients.
South Africa has recorded 11 010 deaths and 568 919 Covid-19 related cases.
In preparing for the worst, the Western Cape opened up the Hospital of Hope with a bed capacity of 850, Brackengate R300 field hospital with a capacity of 330 and the Thusong Centre in Khayelitsha which had a bed capacity of 68.
And, the Sonstraal Hospital will provide 60 beds for Covid-19 patients in a phased-in approach.
[WATCH] Our 4th Covid-19 field hospital, Sonstraal Hospital, is preparing to receive its first patient. This facility will provide 60 beds for Covid-19 patients in a phased approach. Well done to the team involved in getting this facility ready. @WesternCapeGov @WestCapeHealth pic.twitter.com/LXLiQLBkQu
— Premier Alan Winde (@alanwinde) August 12, 2020
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