Update on the coronavirus and vaccination roll out by Premier Alan Winde - 29 March

As of 1pm on 29 March, the Western Cape has 2342 active COVID-19 infections with a total of 279 694 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 265 907 recoveries. A total of 41 314 out of the 53 820 vaccines received to date as part of the Sisonke trial, have been administered.

Total confirmed COVID-19 cases

279 694

Total recoveries

265 907

Vaccines administered  41 314

Total deaths

11 446

Total active cases (currently infected patients)

2342

Total number of tests

1424310

Hospital admissions 837 of which 164 are in ICU or high care
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Municipality

Cases

Recoveries

City of Cape Town

 178125

 169281

Cape Winelands District Municipality

 35618

 33798

Central Karoo District Municipality

 2395

 2229

Garden Route District Municipality

33498

31933

Overberg District Municipality

 12958

 12420

West Coast District Municipality

 13662

12878

Unallocated

3438

3368

Total

279694

265907

 Sub Districts Cape Town Metro:

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Sub-districts

Cases

Recoveries

Western

28371

 27273

Southern

 28909

 27571

Klipfontein

 16897

 15757

Mitchells Plain

 17080

 16105

Tygerberg

 29354

 27872

Khayelitsha

12098

11428

Eastern

26257

24841

Northern

19159

18434

 Sub Districts Non-Metro:

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Municipality

Cases

Recoveries

City of Cape Town

178125

169281

Cape Winelands District Municipality

35618

33798

Breede Valley

8845

8372

Drakenstein

11124

10573

Langeberg

4233

4021

Stellenbosch

6435

6122

Witzenberg

4981

4710

Central Karoo District Municipality

2395

2229

Beaufort West

1875

1740

Laingsburg

266

248

Prince Albert

254

241

Garden Route District Municipality

33498

31933

Bitou

2731

2619

George

11853

11303

Hessequa

1940

1827

Kannaland

879

829

Knysna

4788

4614

Mossel Bay

7350

7123

Oudtshoorn

3957

3618

Overberg District Municipality

12958

12420

Cape Agulhas

1644

1546

Overstrand

4949

4783

Swellendam

1724

1651

Theewaterskloof

4641

4440

West Coast District Municipality

13662

12878

Bergriver

2105

1940

Cederberg

892

834

Matzikama

2058

1955

Saldanha Bay

3990

3757

Swartland

4617

4392

Unallocated

3438

3368

The Western Cape has recorded 3 additional deaths, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the province to 11 446. 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 a slight delay in updating the dashboard, the data reflected in this statement may differ from the data reflected on the dashboard due to a difference in time at which the data was accessed.

Safety message ahead of the Easter weekend:

As the Easter weekend approaches, I want to appeal to residents to act responsibly and to stay safe. Traditionally, the Easter weekend is a time of gathering and of movement and both of these represent risk for the spread of COVID-19.

The Western Cape infection data continues to show positive declines however, increased gatherings and movement can reverse the good work we have done. It is up to each and every one of us to act responsibly- by wearing a mask, washing our hands regularly, avoiding crowds and large gatherings, close contact and confined spaces. 

Over the Easter weekend, we also see higher traffic volumes on our roads, which results in higher numbers of road accidents and increased pressure in our hospitals and trauma centres. We must therefore all take extreme care while on the roads by driving safely, avoiding speeding, wearing seatbelts when in vehicles and not drinking and driving. 

Safety tips this weekend:

  • If you intend to see family or friends during this time, small, short and outdoor gatherings are best. If you are gathering indoors, ensure that you keep fresh air circulating by opening windows and doors.
  • Open windows in cars and on public transport while traveling.
  • Stay at home if you are not feeling well.
  • Avoid places where large crowds are gathered or where COVID-19 regulations are not being enforced.