The Western Cape has passed the peak of the fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic and expects to exit it in the next two weeks.

The number of new active diagnoses per day is at 2,022 on a seven day moving average, a sharp decline from the peak of about 3,700 cases on December 23, though this decrease could be due to the recent public holidays, which might have affected testing patterns. The majority of these cases are due to the Omicron variant of the virus...

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