Update on the coronavirus and vaccination roll out by Premier Alan Winde - 22 February

As of 1pm on May, the Western Cape has 4637 active cases of COVID-19, with a total of 274 046 confirmed cases and 258 354 recoveries. A total of 2756 vaccines had been administered by 5pm on 21 February.

Total confirmed COVID-19 cases

274 046

Total recoveries

258 354

Vaccinations administered  2756

Total deaths

11 055

Total active cases (currently infected patients)

4637

Total number of tests

131 0996

Hospital admissions 1317 of which 285  are in ICU or high care
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Municipality

Cases

Recoveries

City of Cape Town

 174953

 164932

Cape Winelands District Municipality

 34691

 32514

Central Karoo District Municipality

 2344

 2164

Garden Route District Municipality

32898

31274

Overberg District Municipality

 12718

 12073

West Coast District Municipality

 13022

12059

Unallocated

3420

3338

Total

274046

258354

 Sub Districts Cape Town Metro:

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Sub-districts

Cases

Recoveries

Western

27705

 26433

Southern

 28291

 26810

Klipfontein

 16409

 15166

Mitchells Plain

 16924

 15858

Tygerberg

 28956

 27263

Khayelitsha

12005

11298

Eastern

25491

23932

Northern

19172

18172

 Sub Districts Non-Metro:

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Municipality

Cases

Recoveries

City of Cape Town

174953

164932

Cape Winelands District Municipality

34691

32514

Breede Valley

8650

8077

Drakenstein

10782

10070

Langeberg

4161

3908

Stellenbosch

6210

5850

Witzenberg

4888

4609

Central Karoo District Municipality

2344

2164

Beaufort West

1837

1693

Laingsburg

255

237

Prince Albert

252

234

Garden Route District Municipality

32898

31274

Bitou

2682

2568

George

11627

11048

Hessequa

1912

1797

Kannaland

842

797

Knysna

4754

4572

Mossel Bay

7219

6964

Oudtshoorn

3862

3528

Overberg District Municipality

12718

12073

Cape Agulhas

1589

1482

Overstrand

4852

4627

Swellendam

1697

1611

Theewaterskloof

4580

4353

West Coast District Municipality

13022

12059

Bergriver

1929

1705

Cederberg

824

735

Matzikama

1983

1860

Saldanha Bay

3786

3535

Swartland

4500

4224

Unallocated

3420

3338

The Western Cape has recorded 21 additional deaths, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the province to 11 055. 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

Vaccinations rollout:

Over the weekend, over 1700 vaccines were administered to health care workers in the province, with 861 administered on Saturday and a further 932 administered yesterday. A total of 2756 vaccines had been administered to healthcare workers in the province by 5pm yesterday.

This is the biggest vaccination drive in the province and the country, with a number of technical and logistical moving parts. We have been working hard to ensure that the rollout has been smooth and to make adjustments as required. I am heartened by the growing number of vaccinations being administered daily.

Health care workers who are interested in receiving the vaccine, and who have not yet done so, must register on the electronic system. Once registered, you will be allocated a vaccination and site to go for the vaccination.

I am regularly asked by members of the media and members of the public whether I will be getting vaccinated. I fully intend to get vaccinated, but I will not be doing so at the expense of our health care workers who have been on the frontline fighting COVID-19 for nearly a year now. They must be our priority. The entire Western Cape Cabinet has made the same commitment to wait until it is our turn, in phases two and three of the vaccination rollout.

The rollout of this J&J vaccine implementation study is very exciting news but it does not mean we can let our guards down. We must continue to be vigilant and ensure that we are still wearing our masks correctly, washing our hands regularly and practising social distancing. Avoiding crowds, close contact and confined spaces can help to prevent infection and protect you and your loved ones.