Update on the coronavirus and vaccination roll out - 22 July

As at 1pm on 22 July 2021, the Western Cape had 32 725 active COVID-19 infections, with a total number 374 527 COVID-19 cases to date and 327 569 recoveries. 

Total confirmed COVID-19 cases

374 527

Total recoveries

327 569

Vaccines administered  884 917

Total deaths

14 233

Total active cases (currently infected patients)

32 725

Total number of tests

1 958 938

Hospital admissions 3010 of which 617 are in ICU or high care
districts.png
coronavirus-banner3.png

Municipality

Cases

Recoveries

City of Cape Town

 230552

 202220

Cape Winelands District Municipality

 47111

 41659

Central Karoo District Municipality

 3105

 2532

Garden Route District Municipality

46405

39623

Overberg District Municipality

 17323

 15236

West Coast District Municipality

 20202

17172

Unallocated

3622

3464

Reinfections

3098

3098

Total

374527

327569

 Sub Districts Cape Town Metro:

sub-district.png
coronavirus-banner3.png


Sub-districts

Cases

Recoveries

Western

38013

 33885

Southern

 38290

 33693

Klipfontein

 20163

 17462

Mitchells Plain

 21166

 18289

Tygerberg

 38415

 33373

Khayelitsha

12850

11768

Eastern

34567

30265

Northern

27088

23485

 Sub Districts Non-Metro:

municipalities.png
coronavirus-banner3.png

Municipality

Cases

Recoveries

City of Cape Town

230552

202220

Cape Winelands District Municipality

47111

41659

Breede Valley

10703

9740

Drakenstein

16728

14368

Langeberg

5211

4599

Stellenbosch

8834

7859

Witzenberg

5653

5093

Central Karoo District Municipality

3105

2532

Beaufort West

2409

1971

Laingsburg

325

270

Prince Albert

371

291

Garden Route District Municipality

46405

39623

Bitou

3171

2928

George

17301

14404

Hessequa

2754

2250

Kannaland

1155

971

Knysna

5968

5283

Mossel Bay

11071

9504

Oudtshoorn

4985

4283

Overberg District Municipality

17323

15236

Cape Agulhas

2022

1703

Overstrand

7160

6294

Swellendam

2626

2284

Theewaterskloof

5515

4955

West Coast District Municipality

20202

17172

Bergriver

3019

2564

Cederberg

1348

1113

Matzikama

2870

2610

Saldanha Bay

5893

5010

Swartland

7072

5875

Unallocated

3622

3464

By 5pm on 21 July 2021, the Western Cape Government had administered a cumulative total of 884 917 vaccines to healthcare workers, staff in the education sector and those within eligible age brackets.

The current 7-day moving average is 82 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

Boots on the Ground: WC Government & NPOs continue to vaccinate bedridden residents at home

The Western Cape Government, through the Provincial Department of Health, and their NPO partners are conducting a registration and vaccination drive for bedridden persons in the Overberg.

The joint registration and vaccination drive aims to identify communities with low registration, engage with them on community-led solutions and improve registration and vaccinations of vulnerable persons. 

The ‘Boots on the Ground’ programme involves community health workers engaging on a door-to-door basis with community members. They also identify those who are bedridden to receive their vaccines in their homes.   

Speaking to her and her husband’s experience of being vaccinated at home, Trish Sweetnum (65) from Sandbaai, Hermanus, said: “We must get vaccinated especially those who are bedridden because we are vulnerable and have a greater chance of dying.” 

Gibson Mboyiya (84) from Zwelihle, Hermanus was also vaccinated at home. His brother, Maxim Mboyiya, explained that the family were pleased with the process as Gibson is no longer able to walk long distances and has now been vaccinated against COVID-19.

Moving forward, the Provincial Department of Health will continue to conduct door-to-door registration and activations in malls across the province through its “Boots on the Ground” campaign.

Western Cape Government welcomes agreement to manufacture Pfizer in province

The Western Cape Government welcomes the announcement yesterday by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE that a letter of intent with the Cape Town-based Biovac Institute (Pty) Ltd has been signed to manufacture the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for distribution to Africa.

The manufacturing of the Pfizer vaccine in the Western Cape will go a long way in supporting our local economy.

The Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier, said: “The Western Cape has one of the highest concentrations of medical device and healthcare companies in the country, and the health technology sector contributes an estimated 2,500 full time jobs and R1.7 billion to the economy in the Western Cape.”

“We remain committed to working together with the private sector who have shown great innovation and support in our response to the Covid-19 pandemic and our vaccination rollout strategy in the Western Cape,” continued Minister Maynier.

To read the rest of this statement, please visit: https://www.westerncape.gov.za/news/pfizer-biontech-collaboration-biovac-boost-economy-wc

Western Cape reaches milestone of registering over 1 000 000 residents for vaccine

As of last night, the Western Cape has reached the milestone of having registered a cumulative total of 1 064 481 people in the province for their COVID-19 vaccine.

This has ensured that:

  • 450 361 or 62.6% of those in the 60+ age group were registered, of which 494 481 vaccinations have been administered (381 287 people are partially vaccinated and 113 194 fully vaccinated);
  • 266 064 or 39% of those in the 50+ age group were registered, of which 180 472 vaccinations have been administered (146 604 people are partially vaccinated and 33 868 fully vaccinated); and
  • 348 056 or 23% of those in the 35+ age group were registered, of which 81 915 vaccinations have been administered (29 589 people are partially vaccinated and 52 326 fully vaccinated).

I thank those who have already registered for playing their part and call on those who have not yet done so to register. Should you not yet be eligible to register, you can assist those who might otherwise struggle, where possible. 

Registration is simple and can be done by: