The Western Cape is experiencing a Covid-19 infection resurgence – as new cases are increasing,

But this doesn’t necessarily mean the third wave has hit the country.

Health officials believe it’s due to slack in health and safety measures.

The biggest infection contributors are large social gatherings, inter-provincial travel and tertiary education residences.

Just recently, 14 family members in Mossel Bay who attended a party tested positive for Covid-19.

Over the past week, the number of new cases has increased by 39 percent.

But authorities say no covid clusters have been detected at this stage.

Western Cape Head of Health Dr Keith Cloete says it’s important for people to adhere to regulations.

“We are in resurgence and urge everyone to adhere to protective behaviours, as a key drive to contain a 3rd wave. We anticipate that the 3rd wave will be lower than the 2nd wave. However this is dependent on the strength of our behaviour over the coming weeks”.