Update on the coronavirus and vaccination roll out by Premier Alan Winde - 6 April

As of 1pm on 6 April, the Western Cape has 2270 active COVID-19 infections with a total of 280 690 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 266 948 recoveries. A total of 50 120 out of the 53 820 vaccines received to date as part of the Sisonke trial, had been administered by 5pm on 1 April.

Total confirmed COVID-19 cases

280 690

Total recoveries

266 948

Vaccines administered 50 120

Total deaths

11 472

Total active cases (currently infected patients)

2270

Total number of tests

1 446 190

Hospital admissions 795 of which 159 are in ICU or high care
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Municipality

Cases

Recoveries

City of Cape Town

 178666

 169857

Cape Winelands District Municipality

 35785

 33965

Central Karoo District Municipality

 2404

 2238

Garden Route District Municipality

33608

32066

Overberg District Municipality

 13001

 12459

West Coast District Municipality

 13778

13015

Unallocated

3448

3378

Total

280690

266978

 Sub Districts Cape Town Metro:

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Sub-districts

Cases

Recoveries

Western

28548

 27450

Southern

 29013

 27691

Klipfontein

 16934

 15799

Mitchells Plain

 17348

 16364

Tygerberg

29697 

 28206

Khayelitsha

12109

11435

Eastern

26358

24981

Northern

18659

17931

 Sub Districts Non-Metro:

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Municipality

Cases

Recoveries

City of Cape Town

178666

169857

Cape Winelands District Municipality

35785

33965

Breede Valley

8884

8397

Drakenstein

11191

10630

Langeberg

4248

4037

Stellenbosch

6472

6159

Witzenberg

4990

4742

Central Karoo District Municipality

2404

2238

Beaufort West

1881

1745

Laingsburg

267

251

Prince Albert

256

242

Garden Route District Municipality

33608

32066

Bitou

2741

2626

George

11895

11357

Hessequa

1946

1836

Kannaland

880

834

Knysna

4795

4625

Mossel Bay

7375

7138

Oudtshoorn

3976

3650

Overberg District Municipality

13001

12459

Cape Agulhas

1650

1553

Overstrand

4964

4795

Swellendam

1726

1659

Theewaterskloof

4661

4452

West Coast District Municipality

13778

13015

Bergriver

2156

1983

Cederberg

897

839

Matzikama

2073

1964

Saldanha Bay

4020

3810

Swartland

4632

4419

Unallocated

3448

3378

The Western Cape has recorded 8 additional deaths since Thursday, 1 April 2021, bringing the total number of Covid-19 related deaths in the province to 11 472. 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 

Major reduction in road deaths over Easter holiday period

The Western Cape Government has noted a reduction in the number of road deaths on our roads over the Easter long weekend from 38 in 2019 to 25 in 2021. The decrease is welcomed considering the high volumes of traffic experienced over the Easter break. 

Since the launch of the Easter Safety plan last week, the Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services held:

  • 240 integrated roadblocks, vehicle check points and speed control operations across the province;
  • 19 707 vehicles were stopped and checked;
  • 2 016 speeding offences were recorded;
  • 6 145 fines were issued for various traffic violations ranging from driver to vehicle fitness with a total amount of R4. 2 million;
  • Thirteen vehicles were impounded; and
  • 68 vehicles were discontinued for not being roadworthy.

The highest speeds recorded were as follows:

  • 183 km/h in a 120 km/h zone
  • 156 km/h in a 100 km/h zone
  • 124 km/h in a 80 km/h zone
  • 104 km/h in a 70 km/h zone
  • 99 km/h in a 60 km/h zone

Through the Disaster Management Act, a total of 49 charges were made and fines issued to the total value of R170 800. Through the National Road Traffic Act and Criminal Procedure Act, a total of 22 arrests were made for the following offences:

  • 7 x driving under the influence of alcohol
  • 5 x fraudulent documentation
  • 4 x speeding
  • 5 x reckless and negligent driving
  • 1 x bribery

A total of 23 car accidents occurred between 1 and 5 April 2021, and 25 fatalities were recorded including: 

  • 8 x drivers 
  • 2 x motorcyclists
  • 2 x passengers
  • 13 x pedestrians

Seven people were arrested during this period for being under the influence of alcohol. Four motorists were arrested this week for speeding. “Speeding drivers risk the lives of the people in their vehicles, and the lives of others. It is best to travel slowly and carefully. It’s the only way that you will be able to react to emergencies in time. If a vehicle travelling at only 60 km/h crashes, a 55 kg person without a seatbelt will experience an impact of over 19 000 kg! With a seatbelt, the force will be about 3 800 kg”, said the Minister of Transport and Public Works, Bonginkosi Madikizela. 

For more information on the Western Cape Government’s #BeTheChange you want to see on our roads campaign, please visit: https://safelyhome.westerncape.gov.za and find us on Facebook and Twitter @WCGovSafelyHome

WCLA update: 134 inspections conducted 

Over the Easter week, the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) conducted 134 inspections. Enforcement operations were held in communities including Cape Town, Nyanga, Parow, Klapmuts, Stellenbosch, Grassy Park, Langebaan, Saldanha, Vredenburg, St Helena Bay and Velddrif. Between 29 March to 4 April, there were:  

  • 134 inspections conducted;
  • 14 Liquor Licensing Tribunal (LLT) attended to;
  • 5 complaints attended to;
  • 2 non-compliance reports submitted;
  • 10 Section 20 notices served;
  • 29 Section 37A notices served, and unlicensed premises visited;
  • 2 compliance notices issued;
  • 13 compliance certificates issued; and
  • 1 site was found to be non-compliant with COVID-19 Regulations.

The WCLA are to be commended on their efforts to limit alcohol related harms over the Easter break through their inspections and enforcement operations. These efforts will further be supported by the appointment of five Junior Inspectors who officially took up their positions with the Inspectorate and have started with induction training. “It is my hope that their appointment will greatly assist in promoting compliance with licensing conditions and mitigating alcohol related harms”, said the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz.