Western Cape health authorities have established and identified a Covid-19 outbreak in the Delft area.

The department says it’s concerned with the increase of new cases in the Northern and Tygerberg sub-districts, over the past week.

Cases in the Northern areas have increased by 55% to 303 cases.

While cases in the Tygerberg area have risen by 58% to 496.

The two areas have also recorded high numbers of people who’ve succumbed to the virus.

Health department spokesperson, Shimoney Regter, says the contact tracing is underway.

“Areas where we have found early outbreaks and require intervention include Parow, Bonteheuwel, Ravensmead, Bothasig, Durbanville, Wallacedene and Edgemead. We continue to track these cases and urge all citizen to help us bring the situation under control. We need to stick to the basics”.