Western Cape Premier Alan Winde addresses law enforcement officers in Cape Town in January 2019.
Another 28 people in the Western Cape have been diagnosed with Covid-19, premier Alan Winde said on Saturday.
The new cases bring the provincial total to 446, with 23 in hospital and nine in intensive care.
More than three-quarters of Western Cape patients are in Cape Town, with 45 in the Garden Route, 28 in the Cape winelands, 10 in the Overberg and three in the West Coast.
Thirteen cases have not been allocated to a geographic area. The Central Karoo still has no confirmed cases.Winde said community screening had begun on Saturday in two areas of Cape Town, and would be rolled out to several more on Monday and Tuesday.
“Credit must be given to the teams at the department of health who are implementing this programme so quickly,” he said.
Community health care workers were identifiable by their uniforms and ID cards.
“Members of the public are advised to request the person’s credentials as part of rigorous safety precautions,” said Winde.
“We urge community members to welcome the community health workers and to co-operate with them.”