Update on the coronavirus and vaccination roll out - 28 April

As of 1pm on 28 April, the Western Cape has 1906 active COVID-19 infections, with a total of 283 644 people having been infected with COVID-19 to date and 270 010 recoveries. A total of 54 643 vaccines have been administered as part of the Sisonke trial to date.

Total confirmed COVID-19 cases

283 644

Total recoveries

270 010

Vaccines administered  54 643

Total deaths

11 613

Total active cases (currently infected patients)

1906

Total number of tests

1 526 202

Hospital admissions 724 of 145 which  are in ICU or high care
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Municipality

Cases

Recoveries

City of Cape Town

 180420

 171606

Cape Winelands District Municipality

 36168

 34410

Central Karoo District Municipality

 2429

 2262

Garden Route District Municipality

33955

32381

Overberg District Municipality

 13108

 12569

West Coast District Municipality

 14065

13368

Unallocated

3499

3414

Total

283644

270010

 Sub Districts Cape Town Metro:

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Sub-districts

Cases

Recoveries

Western

28937

 27848

Southern

 29413

 27994

Klipfontein

 17021

 15905

Mitchells Plain

 17450

 16490

Tygerberg

 30083

 28625

Khayelitsha

12146

11478

Eastern

26565

25236

Northern

18805

18030

 Sub Districts Non-Metro:

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Municipality

Cases

Recoveries

City of Cape Town

180420

171606

Cape Winelands District Municipality

36168

34410

Breede Valley

8980

8493

Drakenstein

11314

10769

Langeberg

4269

4064

Stellenbosch

6588

6289

Witzenberg

5017

4768

Central Karoo District Municipality

2429

2262

Beaufort West

1904

1769

Laingsburg

267

251

Prince Albert

258

242

Garden Route District Municipality

33955

32381

Bitou

2760

2645

George

12034

11497

Hessequa

1966

1850

Kannaland

889

838

Knysna

4826

4650

Mossel Bay

7419

7189

Oudtshoorn

4061

3712

Overberg District Municipality

13108

12569

Cape Agulhas

1667

1567

Overstrand

4988

4832

Swellendam

1748

1676

Theewaterskloof

4705

4494

West Coast District Municipality

14065

13368

Bergriver

2244

2116

Cederberg

933

872

Matzikama

2088

1994

Saldanha Bay

4117

3909

Swartland

4683

4477

Unallocated

3499

3414

The Western Cape has recorded 12 additional deaths since our last daily update on Monday 26 April, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the province to 11 601. These are largely historical deaths that have been updated on the COVID-19 dashboard. There has not been a spike in deaths over the past few days. We send our condolences to their loved ones at this time. 

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. Access the data dashboard here: https://coronavirus.westerncape.gov.za/covid-19-dashboard 

Premier Winde launches a multi-sectoral emergency response plan to reduce TB

I am pleased today to launch the Western Cape Government’s multi-sectoral emergency response plan to reduce the spread of Tuberculosis (TB) in the Western Cape. This followed my commitment on World TB Day (24 March) to report back on our fully-fledged action plan within one month. 

I was joined for the launch by the Minister of Health, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo and the Head of Health, Dr Keith Cloete, Councillor Ronel Viljoen and Vuyani Macotha as well as the civil society partners who form part of the Premier’s Council on Aids and TB (PCAT).

We have formulated this response plan in recognition of the major impact which TB has on lives and livelihoods in our province. It takes an evidence-based and data-driven approach to slowing TB, ensuring that we apply the same energy to fighting TB from this point on, as we did to fighting COVID-19 over the last year.

The multi-sectoral TB emergency response plan was approved by the PCAT on Monday afternoon, ahead of today’s launch. Speaking to the response plan, the Co-Chair of PCAT, Vuyani Macotha said: “I’m excited by the gaps we’ve identified. This is not just a document sitting in the Premier’s office but a tool to be shared with NGOs and the government. We have used the same approach to address COVID.”

Member of PCAT, Mokgadi Malahlela, remarked that “I’m very happy and proud of what is coming about in the Western Cape. We were the first province to declare TB an emergency. National Government has since been lobbied to follow suit.”

To read the rest of the statement, please use the following link: https://www.westerncape.gov.za/news/premier-winde-launches-multi-sectoral-emergency-response-plan-reduce-tb 

Let’s help those over 60 to get registered on the EVDS system

We must all help those over 60 who struggle with computers, to register. This will ensure that we achieve our vaccination targets, helping to save more lives and livelihoods. You should ask your elderly friends, family and neighbours over 60 if they are registered, and if not, “can I help?”.

Residents in the province who are over 60 can complete their registration on the national government’s EVDS registration system. In the Western Cape, there are 720 000 residents over 60, and we are aiming to complete the vaccination of this age band by the end of June.  

If any resident is struggling to register and has not been able to clarify their concerns via the www.sacoronavirus.co.za/evds/support/portal, they are urged to contact our call centre on 0860 142 142. Our teams are trained and on stand-by to talk residents through the simple, 8 step process.

Once most of this age band has been vaccinated, we will push to have the EVDS system opened to lower age bands. We will ensure, through a strong communication campaign, that residents are aware of the opening of the system to younger residents.