ALAN WINDE: We can’t avoid Covid-19 but we must slow its spread by how we behave
The Covid-19 death rate is not higher in the Western Cape than it is elsewhere in the world, and is likely to be the same rate countrywide
I have received many questions from both the public and the media as to why the Western Cape has more deaths than other provinces. We take these questions very seriously, because our top priority is to save lives, and every single death is one too many.
Western Cape health MEC Nomafrench Mbombo convened a group of public health specialists, as well as academics, to provide an analysis of Covid-19 related deaths in our province. We have world-class clinicians and epidemiologists in the Western Cape and SA, and it is important that we leverage their insights and expertise...