Update on the coronavirus and vaccination roll out - 28 July 2021

As at 1pm on 28 July 2021, the Western Cape had 34 324 active COVID-19 infections, with a total number 392 386 COVID-19 cases to date and 343 262 recoveries. 

Total confirmed COVID-19 cases

392 386

Total recoveries

343 262

Vaccines administered  1 037 251

Total deaths

14 800

Total active cases (currently infected patients)

34 324

Total number of tests

1 999 012

Hospital admissions 3421 of which 709 are in ICU or high care
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Municipality

Cases

Recoveries

City of Cape Town

240631

211776

Cape Winelands District Municipality

49300

43574

Central Karoo District Municipality

3384

2645

Garden Route District Municipality

48995

41947

Overberg District Municipality

18159

16016

West Coast District Municipality

21539

18237

Unallocated

5914

4603

Reinfections

4464

4464

Total

392386

343262

 Sub Districts Cape Town Metro:

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Sub-districts

Cases

Recoveries

Western

39459

35376

Southern

40102

 35317

Klipfontein

21004

18185

Mitchells Plain

22213

19236

Tygerberg

40204

34995

Khayelitsha

13033

11956

Eastern

36089

31797

Northern

28491

24914

 Sub Districts Non-Metro:

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Municipality

Cases

Recoveries

City of Cape Town

240631

211776

Cape Winelands District Municipality

49300

43574

Breede Valley

11050

10033

Drakenstein

17582

15216

Langeberg

5489

4802

Stellenbosch

9319

8237

Witzenberg

5860

5286

Central Karoo District Municipality

3384

2645

Beaufort West

2636

2055

Laingsburg

342

286

Prince Albert

406

304

Garden Route District Municipality

48995

41947

Bitou

3256

3004

George

18527

15364

Hessequa

2942

2401

Kannaland

1214

1029

Knysna

6244

5557

Mossel Bay

11619

10139

Oudtshoorn

5193

4453

Overberg District Municipality

18159

16016

Cape Agulhas

2144

1791

Overstrand

7456

6636

Swellendam

2744

2413

Theewaterskloof

5815

5176

West Coast District Municipality

21539

18237

Bergriver

3263

2713

Cederberg

1518

1179

Matzikama

3031

2693

Saldanha Bay

6251

5337

Swartland

7476

6315

Unallocated

5914

4603

By 5pm on 27 July 2021, the Western Cape Government had administered a cumulative total of 1 037 251 vaccines to health care workers, staff in the education sector and those within eligible age brackets. 

The current 7-day moving average is 90 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 protect loved ones as active cases continue to increase

I call on residents to continue practicing the lifesaving behaviours that we have learnt over the past year to protect our loved ones, particularly those who are at high-risk. 

Especially now, as we experience the pressure created by our third wave peak, we need to ensure we don’t spread or get infected by COVID-19.

Please:

  • Wear your mask properly, covering your nose and mouth.
  • Wash and sanitise your hands regularly.
  • Avoid crowded places, confined spaces and close contact.
  • Keep your gatherings short, small and outdoors – with lots of ventilation.
  • Drink responsibly and do not drink and drive.
  • Get vaccinated when it is your turn.
  • Stay home if you feel sick. If you have any difficulty breathing, seek urgent medical treatment.
  • Help protect those at highest risk – especially those who are older, and those with comorbidities.
  • Continue to protect your own family bubble.

Let’s play our part in breaking the chain of transmission so that we can protect those closest to us. 

Demand exceeding vaccine supplies 

The Western Cape did not receive the quantity of vaccines needed this week to meet the significant demand that exists in the province.  

The fact that there is such enthusiasm to get vaccinated is great news, but we understand it is also very frustrating when it is not possible to be vaccinated as soon as possible. 

The fact that the demand is far outstripping our current supplies means that we are experiencing pressures at some of our sites. We please ask for your patience and understanding.  

Those frontline heroes managing our vaccine sites are working extremely hard to provide you an excellent vaccine service, despite these challenges that are out of their control. 

As a province, we must ensure that there are adequate supplies for the second doses of those residents who received their vaccine 6 weeks ago, while also keeping the appointments of those residents who have been scheduled. We therefore encourage you to wait for your appointment, especially during this time that pressure is being experienced in the system. 

We will continue to engage the national government with the aim of getting more vaccine supplies so that we can match the notable demand that exists for vaccinations in the Western Cape.