Mass graves have been mooted as a solution to the projected 9 000-plus deaths from Covid-19 in the province.

The Western Cape has the highest recorded deaths from the coronavirus in the country - 1 309 - as of yesterday. Just this week, 259 died from the virus.

The provincial Cabinet has approved guidelines to manage Covid-19 deaths in the region to govern how funeral parlours and municipalities handle a high number of fatalities in a worst-case scenario.

The Klipfontein sub-district in the Cape Town metro so far has the most deaths with 218, followed by Khayelitsha (190) and Tygerberg (141) as of Thursday.