Update on the coronavirus and vaccination roll out - 3 June

As at 1pm on 3 June 2021, the Western Cape had 4439 active COVID-19 infections, with a total number of 295 493 COVID-19 cases to date and 279 217 recoveries.

Total confirmed COVID-19 cases

295 493

Total recoveries

279 217

Vaccines administered  173 934

Total deaths

11 837

Total active cases (currently infected patients)

4439

Total number of tests

1654331

Hospital admissions 857 of which 203 are in ICU or high care

By 5pm on 2 June, the Western Cape Government had administered:

Phase

Total vaccinated

Phase 1a (Sisonke Trial)

91 732

Phase 1b and Phase 2

82 202

Total 173 934
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Municipality

Cases

Recoveries

City of Cape Town

 185630

 175233

Cape Winelands District Municipality

 37306

 35203

Central Karoo District Municipality

 2486

 2318

Garden Route District Municipality

34805

32999

Overberg District Municipality

 13372

 12755

West Coast District Municipality

 14919

13930

Unallocated

3766

3570

Reinfections

3209

3209

Total

295493

279217

 Sub Districts Cape Town Metro:

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Sub-districts

Cases

Recoveries

Western

30240

 28732

Southern

30431

 28807

Klipfontein

17193

 16017

Mitchells Plain

17622

 16655

Tygerberg

31260

 29477

Khayelitsha

12189

11524

Eastern

27392

25745

Northern

19303

18276

 Sub Districts Non-Metro:

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Municipality

Cases

Recoveries

City of Cape Town

185630

175233

Cape Winelands District Municipality

37306

35203

Breede Valley

9200

8652

Drakenstein

11737

11045

Langeberg

4358

4129

Stellenbosch

6926

6553

Witzenberg

5085

4824

Central Karoo District Municipality

2486

2318

Beaufort West

1955

1820

Laingsburg

273

253

Prince Albert

258

245

Garden Route District Municipality

34805

32999

Bitou

2841

2701

George

12284

11698

Hessequa

2002

1877

Kannaland

912

861

Knysna

4905

4704

Mossel Bay

7658

7320

Oudtshoorn

4203

3838

Overberg District Municipality

13372

12755

Cape Agulhas

1696

1597

Overstrand

5142

4922

Swellendam

1787

1703

Theewaterskloof

4747

4533

West Coast District Municipality

14919

13930

Bergriver

2357

2216

Cederberg

1011

934

Matzikama

2378

2141

Saldanha Bay

4355

4061

Swartland

4818

4578

Unallocated

3766

3570

The Western Cape has recorded 14 additional deaths since our last daily update on Wednesday, 2 May, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the province to 11 837. We send our condolences to the loved ones of those who have passed.

We are currently migrating from using manually collected vaccine totals to using the national vaccination figures as reported on Electronic Vaccine Data System. While this process is underway, the vaccine totals will remain unchanged until back-capturing has been completed on the Sisonke vaccinations. We thank you for your patience 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. To view the Dashboard, visit:  https://coronavirus.westerncape.gov.za/covid-19-dashboard  

“Delaying the Third Wave and flattening the curve depends on you”

COVID-19 infections continue to increase in the Western Cape, with an average of 320 new diagnoses each day. Admissions are increasing slowly with an estimated 40 new admissions per day. The average proportion of cases testing positive has also increased to 8.4%.

  • Overall, there is a 28% week on week increase in cases; and
  • All the sub-districts, except for Khayelitsha, are seeing an increase in cases, and most cases diagnosed are in the private sector.
  • The number of new cases in rural areas has also increased, with all sub-districts, except for the Central Karoo, showing increases.
  • The Garden Route and West Coast Districts are showing large increases.
  • Irrespective where we find ourselves during this period, the best and safest thing for all of us to do is to continue adhering to the safety precautions as detailed in my call to each and everyone below.

Insofar as our health platform is concerned, there are:

  • Currently 857 COVID-19 patients in our acute hospitals (417 in public hospitals and 440 in private hospitals). This excludes persons under investigation and cases in specialised hospital settings.
  • The Metro hospitals have an average occupancy rate of 91%; George drainage area hospitals at 62%; Paarl drainage area hospitals at 76% and Worcester drainage area hospitals at 70%.
  • COVID-19 and persons under investigation cases currently make up 6% of all available acute general hospital capacity in both Metro and rural regional hospital drainage areas.
  • COVID-19 inter-mediate care: the Brackengate Hospital of Hope currently has 24 patients (3 433 cumulative patients), Freesia and Ward 99 has 0 patients, Mitchells Plain Hospital of Hope has 0 patients and Sonstraal currently has 1 patient. 
  • The Metro mass fatality centre has capacity for 240 bodies; currently, 2 decedents (cumulative total of 1427 bodies) admitted. The overall capacity has been successfully managed across the province.

“Delaying the Third Wave and flattening the curve depends on you”

As cases increase, it becomes even more important for our residents to take the necessary safety precautions to keep themselves and their loved ones safe. Each and everyone of us has the power to delay the third wave, and lesson its impact, by taking action now.

I therefore urge our residents to:

  • Avoid the 3Cs (crowded places, confined spaces, and close contact);
  • Wear a face mask whenever outside of your own household;
  • Avoid non-essential gatherings;
  • Wash or sanitise your hands regularly;
  • Protect those at highest risk of severe COVID-19 illness and death;
  • If you must gather, remember to keep it small, short, distanced and outside, with good ventilation; and
  • Help someone you know over 60 register for their vaccine. 

With vaccines arriving, we are one step closer to beating COVID-19. Let’s not give up now. Please stay strong, and stay safe, so that we save lives, and move forward together.