Health authorities in Cape Town are appealing to eligible residents to register for the Covid-19 vaccine, as infections across the City continue to rise.

Currently there’re more than 14,400 active cases in the Metro.

This is an increase of more than 40% of new infections compared to last week.

The City says the highly transmissible Delta variant, has been identified in all the sub-districts in the Metro.

Mayoral Committee Member for Health, Zahied Badroodien, says there is no doubt that we are in the third wave, but we haven’t yet reached the peak.

He adds that vaccination is being ramped up now.

“The best way to protect against the virus is to get vaccinated. And I want to call on all people that are 50 years old and older to register for the vaccine on EVDS.  The people that are 60 year old and older who haven’t registered for a vaccine, can go into a public health facility to register and get a vaccine at the same visit”.