Update on the coronavirus and vaccination roll out by Premier Alan Winde - 26 February

As of 1pm on 25 February, the Western Cape has 3987 active COVID-19 infections with a total of 274 942 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 259 823 recoveries. A total of 8790 vaccines had been administered by 5pm on 25 February.

Total confirmed COVID-19 cases

274 942

Total recoveries

259 823

Vaccines administered  8790

Total deaths

11 132

Total active cases (currently infected patients)

3987

Total number of tests

1321002

Hospital admissions 1219 of which 282 are in ICU or high care
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Municipality

Cases

Recoveries

City of Cape Town

 175451

 165767

Cape Winelands District Municipality

 34854

 32837

Central Karoo District Municipality

 2350

 2180

Garden Route District Municipality

32992

31350

Overberg District Municipality

 12760

 12130

West Coast District Municipality

 13129

12226

Unallocated

3406

3333

Total

274942

259823

 Sub Districts Cape Town Metro:

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Sub-districts

Cases

Recoveries

Western

27798

 26574

Southern

 28412

 26981

Klipfontein

 16623

 15390

Mitchells Plain

16790 

 15753

Tygerberg

 29063

 27433

Khayelitsha

12023

11320

Eastern

25527

24079

Northern

19170

18237

 Sub Districts Non-Metro:

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Municipality

Cases

Recoveries

City of Cape Town

175451

165767

Cape Winelands District Municipality

34854

32837

Breede Valley

8683

8142

Drakenstein

10863

10204

Langeberg

4171

3943

Stellenbosch

6238

5901

Witzenberg

4899

4647

Central Karoo District Municipality

2350

2180

Beaufort West

1841

1706

Laingsburg

257

239

Prince Albert

252

235

Garden Route District Municipality

32992

31350

Bitou

2693

2578

George

11655

11085

Hessequa

1918

1795

Kannaland

851

792

Knysna

4765

4581

Mossel Bay

7245

6992

Oudtshoorn

3865

3527

Overberg District Municipality

12760

12130

Cape Agulhas

1596

1488

Overstrand

4869

4657

Swellendam

1701

1620

Theewaterskloof

4594

4365

West Coast District Municipality

13129

12226

Bergriver

1982

1740

Cederberg

835

750

Matzikama

1997

1880

Saldanha Bay

3810

3587

Swartland

4505

4269

Unallocated

3406

3333

The Western Cape has recorded 17 additional deaths, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the province to 11 132. 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

​Due to technical issues with the website, the daily dashboard update has been delayed. This may result in some differences in the data contained in this statement and the data reflecting on the dashboard, due to timing differences.

First tranche of vaccine rollout almost complete:

The Western Cape had by 5pm yesterday administered around 67% of the 13 000 vaccines allocated for health care workers in the first tranche of the Johnson and Johnson/Sisonke implementation study.

The vaccine doses available for the public sector in this first batch have all been administered. Two vaccination sites, at Groote Schuur and at Tygerberg will be operational this weekend, where just over 2000 remaining doses will be administered to health care workers from the private sector.

Over the past week, we have put measures in place to streamline our systems to make them more efficient. 

On Saturday, vaccinations will be administered to private hospital staff, and eligible GPs will be vaccinated on Sunday. Anyone coming for their vaccination this weekend must be on the approved list of names, and will need to bring their ID, proof of professional registration and their vaccination voucher.

We have been informed that the doses for the second tranche will arrive in the country on Saturday and we hope to start rolling out the second tranche of doses in the Western Cape next week. In this phase, we will also increase the number of vaccination sites from four currently, to seven and will include sites outside of the metro, as well as a dedicated private sector site.

The Sisonke implementation study vaccines will arrive in four separate batches, spaced two weeks apart, being administered over an eight week period. We estimate that approximately 40% of health care workers in the province will be vaccinated in this timeframe with the available vaccines.

As we work towards a wide rollout of vaccines across the province, it remains important that we all continue to behave responsibly to protect ourselves and our loved ones. This includes wearing our masks to cover both the nose and mouth, regular hand washing, and avoiding crowds, close contact and confined spaces.