Update on the coronavirus and vaccination roll out - 16 July

As at 1pm on 16 July 2021, the Western Cape had 31 130 active COVID-19 infections, with a total number 360 379 COVID-19 cases to date and 315 512 recoveries. 

Total confirmed COVID-19 cases

360 379

Total recoveries

315 512

Vaccines administered  744 013 

Total deaths

13 737

Total active cases (currently infected patients)

31 130

Total number of tests

1 918 428

Hospital admissions 2841 of which 616 are in ICU or high care
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Municipality

Cases

Recoveries

City of Cape Town

 222437

 195607

Cape Winelands District Municipality

 45728

 40324

Central Karoo District Municipality

 2876

 2471

Garden Route District Municipality

44162

37665

Overberg District Municipality

16736

14695

West Coast District Municipality

19142

16352

Unallocated

4908

4010

Reinfections

4388

4388

Total

360377

315512

 Sub Districts Cape Town Metro:

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Sub-districts

Cases

Recoveries

Western

36674

 32710

Southern

 36876

 32605

Klipfontein

19560

 17014

Mitchells Plain

 20427

 17683

Tygerberg

 36961

32425

Khayelitsha

12692

11654

Eastern

33371

29207

Northern

25876

22309

 Sub Districts Non-Metro:

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Municipality

Cases

Recoveries

City of Cape Town

222437

195607

Cape Winelands District Municipality

45728

40324

Breede Valley

10516

9558

Drakenstein

16066

13620

Langeberg

5019

4468

Stellenbosch

8579

7643

Witzenberg

5548

5035

Central Karoo District Municipality

2876

2471

Beaufort West

2248

1924

Laingsburg

305

267

Prince Albert

323

280

Garden Route District Municipality

44162

37665

Bitou

3113

2882

George

16230

13519

Hessequa

2565

2137

Kannaland

1102

929

Knysna

5785

5117

Mossel Bay

10546

8934

Oudtshoorn

4821

4147

Overberg District Municipality

16736

14695

Cape Agulhas

1914

1670

Overstrand

6908

5971

Swellendam

2535

2198

Theewaterskloof

5379

4856

West Coast District Municipality

19142

163532

Bergriver

2841

2461

Cederberg

1246

1066

Matzikama

2812

2566

Saldanha Bay

5582

4746

Swartland

6661

5513

Unallocated

4908

4010

By 5pm on 15 July 2021, the Western Cape Government had administered a cumulative total of 744 013 vaccines to healthcare workers, staff in the education sector and those who are in the over 50 and over 60 age brackets. 

The current 7-day moving average is 73 deaths per day. 

Additional data is available on the Western Cape COVID-19 data dashboard which also features active cases per sub-district, active cases per 100 000 and 7-day moving averages. To view the Dashboard, visit: https://coronavirus.westerncape.gov.za/covid-19-dashboard

You can also view the Western Cape Government’s vaccine registration dashboard by visiting: https://coronavirus.westerncape.gov.za/vaccine-dashboard

Premier Winde calls on residents to be safe over the weekend as we approach 3rd wave peak

This weekend, I call on residents to continue practicing the lifesaving behaviours that we have learnt to break the chain of transmission and save lives, particularly as we approach the peak of the third wave. 

While we are seeing a slowing down in the number of new COVID-19 infections, we are still seeing an increase in deaths and hospitalizations which is why it is so important that we avoid gatherings and do everything in our power to stop the spread. 

In addition to avoiding gatherings this weekend, it is important that you:

  • Wear your mask correctly by covering both your nose and mouth;
  • Wash and sanitise your hands regularly;
  • If you must go out, ensure that it is short, small and outside; and
  • Ensure that your airspace is well ventilated, whether indoors or on public transport. You can do this by opening windows and doors, where possible.

Let’s be safe over the weekend. Doing so will ensure that we protect our loved ones and protect our healthcare system as we approach our peak. 

Western Cape Government implements registration and pop-up vaccination site in Khayelitsha

The Western Cape Government, through its Provincial Department of Health, partnered with the NPO sector, Ward Councilors and the local Neighbourhood watch on a registration drive and pop-up vaccination site at a local shopping centre in Ikwezi, Khayelitsha on Thursday 15 July.  

The drive, which is one of several innovative outreaches, aims to identify communities with low registration rates and create opportunities to register and vaccinate vulnerable community members closer to their homes.  

Speaking to her experience of the pop-up, Ms Nomthetho Dyantyi (63), said: “At first I was quite skeptical to be vaccinated, but I have thought about it and changed my mind. Three of my sisters have been vaccinated and are fine. So that convinced me to take the opportunity today.”  

The Vaccine Project coordinator for Khayelitsha and Eastern substructure, Ms Razia Vallie, said: “As it stands, we have had 60 registrations and vaccinations thus far, and still members of the public are continuing to come.  We are working to ensure that there will be continued efforts across the district to increase opportunities for education, registration and vaccination.”

Neighbourhood watches also played a pivotal role in this operation. Speaking to this role, Mr John Dyan, said: “I came today to assist with the registration drive. When one of the health care members explained the benefits of vaccinating and how it would protect me, I wanted to do it.  I am thankful for this opportunity today.”

I thank all of those who are working round the clock to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to receive a vaccine safely and in a convenient setting.