Update on the coronavirus and vaccination roll out - 21 July

As at 1pm on 21 July 2021, the Western Cape had 32 326 active COVID-19 infections, with a total number 371 452 COVID-19 cases to date and 324 987 recoveries. 

Total confirmed COVID-19 cases

371 452

Total recoveries

324 987

Vaccines administered  848 939 

Total deaths

14 139

Total active cases (currently infected patients)

32 326

Total number of tests

1 949 955

Hospital admissions 2893 of which 631 are in ICU or high care
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Municipality

Cases

Recoveries

City of Cape Town

228521

 200798

Cape Winelands District Municipality

46782

41378

Central Karoo District Municipality

3041

2516

Garden Route District Municipality

45888

39294

Overberg District Municipality

17171

15112

West Coast District Municipality

 9919

16998

Unallocated

5396

4157

Reinfections

4734

4734

Total

371452

324987

 Sub Districts Cape Town Metro:

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Sub-districts

Cases

Recoveries

Western

37709

 33654

Southern

37962

 33465

Klipfontein

20019

17380

Mitchells Plain

20955

18174

Tygerberg

38069

33133

Khayelitsha

12814

11731

Eastern

34250

30015

Northern

26743

23246

 Sub Districts Non-Metro:

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Municipality

Cases

Recoveries

City of Cape Town

2285211

200798

Cape Winelands District Municipality

46782

41378

Breede Valley

10645

9705

Drakenstein

16603

14216

Langeberg

5160

4568

Stellenbosch

8778

7803

Witzenberg

5596

5086

Central Karoo District Municipality

3041

2516

Beaufort West

2354

1959

Laingsburg

321

271

Prince Albert

366

286

Garden Route District Municipality

45888

392945

Bitou

3153

2928

George

17071

14219

Hessequa

2689

2234

Kannaland

1133

957

Knysna

5928

5261

Mossel Bay

10943

9425

Oudtshoorn

4971

4270

Overberg District Municipality

17171

15112

Cape Agulhas

2008

1699

Overstrand

7082

6225

Swellendam

2599

2259

Theewaterskloof

5482

4929

West Coast District Municipality

19919

16698

Bergriver

2971

2539

Cederberg

1315

1094

Matzikama

2863

2608

Saldanha Bay

5831

4962

Swartland

6939

5795

Unallocated

5396

4157

By 5pm on 20 July 2021, the Western Cape Government had administered a cumulative total of 848 939 vaccines to healthcare workers, staff in the education sector and those within eligible age brackets. 

The current 7-day moving average is 75 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

Western Cape Government celebrates Brackengate Hospital of Hope’s first anniversary

This week, the Western Cape Government is celebrating the Brackengate Hospital of Hope’s first anniversary and their sterling efforts to ensure that our healthcare platform can respond, and with the necessary agility.

Premier Winde said: “Facilities such as Brackengate provide reassurance to our residents that we can and will move forward. As we do so, I call on residents to support our heroic nurses and doctors by registering and receiving their vaccines, should they be eligible.”

Since it first opened its doors on 20 July 2021, Brackengate Hospital of Hope’s healthcare workers has saved more than 3 000 lives. The facility has recorded 4 346 admissions. Of which 3 390 people have recovered, and 533 were transferred to tertiary institutions for further care.

Speaking to the important work of Brackengate Hospital of Hope, CEO Maria Brink said: “Looking back 18 months ago, none of us would have believed what lay ahead of us. No one could have foreseen a disease that would bring humanity worldwide to a collective standstill. Frontline workers and health management have worked tirelessly since the very beginning to attempt to cope with the devastation caused by COVID. Tirelessly.”

The Provincial Minister of Health, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo said: “Opening the Brackengate Hospital of Hope played an important role in Western Cape Government Health’s strategy to ensure sufficient capacity to care for COVID-19 patients who needed hospitalisation. I want to thank everyone who worked behind the scenes to open and maintain this facility, as well as our healthcare workers for their dedication, passion, and commitment in taking care of our COVID-19 patients.”

Western Cape Government thanks all those serving on the frontline and ensuring the safety of those most vulnerable and at-risk amid the COVID-19 pandemic.