Update on the coronavirus and vaccine roll out - 7 June

As at 1pm on 7 June 2021, the Western Cape had 5256 active COVID-19 infections, with a total number of 297 121 COVID-19 cases to date and 279 985 recoveries. 

Total confirmed COVID-19 cases

297 121

Total recoveries

279 985

Vaccines administered  201 801

Total deaths

11 880

Total active cases (currently infected patients)

5256

Total number of tests

1 671 134

Hospital admissions 951 of which 234 are in ICU or high care

By 5pm on 4 June, the Western Cape Government had administered:

Phase

Total vaccinated

Phase 1a (Sisonke Trial)

91 732

Phase 1b and Phase 2

110 069

Total 201 801
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Municipality

Cases

Recoveries

City of Cape Town

 186685

 175747

Cape Winelands District Municipality

 37583

 35296

Central Karoo District Municipality

 2492

 2320

Garden Route District Municipality

34930

33054

Overberg District Municipality

 13431

 12785

West Coast District Municipality

 15059

14003

Unallocated

3749

3588

Reinfections

3192

3192

Total

297121

279985

 Sub Districts Cape Town Metro:

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Sub-districts

Cases

Recoveries

Western

30460

 28868

Southern

30625

 28912

Klipfontein

17262

 16041

Mitchells Plain

 17679

 16660

Tygerberg

 31373

 29557

Khayelitsha

12200

11537

Eastern

27551

25817

Northern

19535

18355

 Sub Districts Non-Metro:

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Municipality

Cases

Recoveries

City of Cape Town

186685

175747

Cape Winelands District Municipality

37583

35296

Breede Valley

9259

8669

Drakenstein

11872

11082

Langeberg

4374

4138

Stellenbosch

6988

6576

Witzenberg

5090

4831

Central Karoo District Municipality

2492

2320

Beaufort West

1961

1822

Laingsburg

273

253

Prince Albert

258

245

Garden Route District Municipality

34930

33054

Bitou

2847

2708

George

12324

11715

Hessequa

2013

1882

Kannaland

914

861

Knysna

4911

4708

Mossel Bay

7707

7334

Oudtshoorn

4214

3846

Overberg District Municipality

13431

12785

Cape Agulhas

1698

1598

Overstrand

5177

4933

Swellendam

1799

1714

Theewaterskloof

4757

4540

West Coast District Municipality

15059

14003

Bergriver

2369

2230

Cederberg

1021

940

Matzikama

2431

2172

Saldanha Bay

4404

4082

Swartland

4834

4579

Unallocated

3749

3588

The Western Cape has recorded 35 additional deaths since our last daily update on Friday, 4 May, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the province to 11 880. It should be noted that the total number is inclusive of historical deaths which have only recently been updated. We send our condolences to the loved ones of those who have passed.

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  

You can also view the Western Cape Government’s vaccine registration dashboard by visiting: https://coronavirus.westerncape.gov.za/vaccine-dashboard

Premier Winde visits vaccine site at the New Apostolic Church in Heideveld

Today, I had the pleasure of visiting the New Apostolic Church in Heideveld which is doubling up as a vaccination site.

During the site visit, I had the opportunity to meet with and thank the health care workers present and engage with residents who are receiving the vaccine. I also met with the vaccine site management to hear how the vaccine rollout process unfolding.

Previously, the site had operated from a nearby sports field but have since moved into the church to ensure better protection for the elderly and frail during the colder and wetter months.

The Heideveld vaccine site began servicing members of Heideveld, Manenberg, Tambo Square, Surrey Estate, Gugulethu, Rylands, and Vanguard Estate on 17 May 2021.

On any given day, the site sees between 200 to 300 residents come through their doors and has a maximum capacity of 300 persons per day.

Across the province and to date, we have vaccinated 110 069 residents as part of phase 1b and 2 and opened sites in every district of the Western Cape. 

Last week, we exceeded our target of vaccinating 60 000 residents, by vaccinating a total of 66 827. This means that we have exceeded our target of 100 000 first dose Pfizer vaccinations over the first three weeks.

This has also included over 20 000 residents who live in old age homes and frail care facilities and staff, who are extremely vulnerable during a third wave.

The scale-up of vaccines in this way has been necessary because we only receive vaccine supplies on a weekly basis, and because we still have not received the large trance of vaccines from Johnson & Johnson.

To be responsible, we are linking our vaccination programme to the number of available vaccines so that we avoid a very disruptive and disappointing stop/start programme in our province.

This week, we have set ourselves a target of vaccinating 70 000 residents with their first Pfizer dose, as we received less vaccines that was needed to scale up to 120 000 this week. This is mainly because of the delay in the release of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine (globally), of which we expected to get over 200 000 doses.

We have nevertheless put all the systems in place to scale up to 120 000 a week once we receive the adequate supply to do so.

When speaking with the site managers, they asked that I make a call to those who are eligible to receive their vaccines to please bring their IDs with them on the day of their vaccines. This will ensure that you do not miss your appointment.

The site managers also explained that while they do take walk-ins, they encourage everyone to register on the Electronic Vaccine Data System or EVDS and to wait for their appointment.

There has been a low number of registrations in the Heideveld area and surrounding communities and I want to remind residents that it is also important to register as this helps us to determine the demand for vaccines and prepare our sites accordingly.

If you are not yet eligible to get your vaccination, please help register someone who is. We are all in this together, and every life matters.

To register, you can dial *134*832# from your phone to start the registration process or send the word “REGISTER” to 0600 123 456 on WhatsApp. You can also visit http://vaccine.enroll.health.gov.za, which is accessible from www.westerncape.gov.za.