As the COVID-19 infections continue to drop, the provincial health department is re-instating non-essential services.

In July, the department de-escalated some services such surgeries, in order to accommodate covid patients admitted to hospital.

During the peak of the third wave, the Cape had recorded nearly three-thousand cases per day.

As of yesterday, there’re more than 12,800 active cases in the Western Cape.

Spokesperson for the department, Mark van der Heever says these non-COVID-19 services will not be re-introduced hastily.

“ We have now come out of the peak of the third wave, and we’ve re-introduced these de-escalated services as we see a reduction of new cases and hospitalisation”.