18 new Covid-19 deaths recorded in the Western Cape
The Western Cape recorded an additional 18 Covid-19-related deaths on Sunday.
So far, 3 392 people have died in the province.
On Saturday, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said the number of Covid-19 fatalities had breached the 10 000 mark to stand at 10 210, while there were 553 188 confirmed cases nationally.
There were 1 194 hospitalisations, with 264 people in either intensive or high care units.
The Department of Health releases updated national daily figures every evening, which may include further data on the province.
“Today, as we commemorate Women’s Day in South Africa, we thank those women who have been at the frontline of our response to Covid-19,” said Western Cape Premier Alan Winde.
“We thank the thousands of women in our healthcare system, working as doctors, nurses, researchers, scientists, technicians, hospital cleaners, catering and administrative staff who ensure that the sick people of this province get the care that they need.
“We also thank all of those dedicated women who are teachers, school staff, social workers, sports coaches and law enforcement officers who are on the ground in our communities, making a difference in people’s lives.”