It's day four of the national lockdown and the latest figures show that the Coronavirus is right on our doorsteps.
Premier Alan Winde revealed on Sunday the Western Cape had recorded 310 Covid-19 infections.
Of these, 256 were reported in the Cape Town Metro.
A further breakdown by district showed:
The Western district has 106 cases; Southern 98; Northern 16; Tygerberg 15; Eastern 10; Klipfontein 5; Mitchells Plain 5; and Khayelitsha 1.
The Winelands has 17 cases; Garden Route 21; and Overberg 7.
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said on Saturday evening that South Africa’s confirmed Coronavirus cases had increased to 1187 from 1170 on Friday.
The increase of just 17 was the smallest in a number of days but Mkhize warned that this was not necessarily good news.
“We must outrightly state that these numbers do not indicate a reduction in the number of infections. It is merely a reflection of positive results that were received, verified and ready for today’s reporting,” he said.
South Africa on Friday registered its first Coronavirus-related death at Medi-Clinic in Durbanville when a 48-year-old woman passed away in ICU.
The woman, who worked for Sanlam, reportedly had a pre-existing blood clot and had fallen ill on 16 March.
She went to hospital and tested positive for Covid-19 on 25 March, two days before her death.
Premier Winde said there has been an increase in the number of residents admitted to hospital, with 14 currently hospitalised, three of these in intensive care.
“These stats again demonstrate why abiding by this lockdown is so essential. If we are to #stopthespread, we must stay home, in our homes, and limit contact with other people,” he said.
“This virus will impact us all, but it will impact our most vulnerable - the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions - the hardest.
“We must all play a role in halting its spread by staying in our homes.
“You are only allowed to leave your home to buy food, go to the pharmacy, get medical attention or collect a social grant, unless you are working in an essential service.
“If you do leave your home, you must ensure that you keep distance between yourself and others - while you are walking, shopping, taking transport, and standing in queues.
Western Cape Health Minister Nomafrench Mbombo warned against wearing masks: “Wearing a mask or gloves when going to the supermarket or pharmacy to buy essentials, is ineffective, unnecessary, and will not protect you from the Coronavirus.
“In fact, it spreads the virus faster because it makes you a carrier from one person to another, it also gives false security that you don’t need to wash or sanitise your hands.”