Update on the coronavirus and vaccine roll out by Premier Alan Winde - 16 April

As of 1pm on 16 April, the Western Cape has 2034 active COVID-19 infections with a total of 282 174 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 268 616 recoveries. A total of 53 507 out of the 53 820 vaccines received to date as part of the Sisonke trial, had been administered by 5pm on 15 April.

Total confirmed COVID-19 cases

282 174

Total recoveries

268 616

Vaccines administered 53 507

Total deaths

11 524

Total active cases (currently infected patients)

2034

Total number of tests

1483466

Hospital admissions 751 of which 151 are in ICU or high care
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Municipality

Cases

Recoveries

City of Cape Town

 179507

170822 

Cape Winelands District Municipality

 35993

34232 

Central Karoo District Municipality

 2413

2255 

Garden Route District Municipality

33782

32216

Overberg District Municipality

 13056

12514 

West Coast District Municipality

 13952

13212

Unallocated

3471

3397

Total

282174

268648

 Sub Districts Cape Town Metro:

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Sub-districts

Cases

Recoveries

Western

28751

27665 

Southern

 29171

27863 

Klipfontein

 16985

15865 

Mitchells Plain

 17403

16441 

Tygerberg

 29957

28469 

Khayelitsha

12128

11467

Eastern

26473

25129

Northern

18639

17923

 Sub Districts Non-Metro:

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Municipality

Cases

Recoveries

City of Cape Town

179507

170822

Cape Winelands District Municipality

35993

34232

Breede Valley

8925

8454

Drakenstein

11279

10730

Langeberg

4255

4060

Stellenbosch

6533

6231

Witzenberg

5001

4757

Central Karoo District Municipality

2413

2255

Beaufort West

1890

1762

Laingsburg

267

251

Prince Albert

256

242

Garden Route District Municipality

33782

32216

Bitou

2747

2635

George

11969

11419

Hessequa

1952

1841

Kannaland

884

837

Knysna

4813

4635

Mossel Bay

7398

7173

Oudtshoorn

4019

3676

Overberg District Municipality

13056

12514

Cape Agulhas

1660

1560

Overstrand

4976

4813

Swellendam

1736

1668

Theewaterskloof

4684

4473

West Coast District Municipality

13952

13212

Bergriver

2228

2047

Cederberg

913

855

Matzikama

2077

1991

Saldanha Bay

4075

3860

Swartland

4659

4459

Unallocated

3471

3397

The Western Cape has recorded 1 additional death since Thursday 15 April, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the province to 11 524. 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 

Premier Winde hosts Premier Council on Skills

Today, the Premier on the Western Cape, Alan Winde, hosted the Premier's Council on Skills (PCS) and was joined by Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier. The purpose of the PCS is to create engagement on key issues within the skills landscape. Please see photos attached.

Premier Winde said: “The discussions held in PCS today focused on strengthening partnerships in the public, private and higher education sectors, and workplace training to upskill young people. This is guided by the aim of creating job opportunities for young people in the Western Cape.”

Premier Winde added: “As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown, many are struggling to get back on their feet. Among the worst hit are young people whose opportunities to develop critical workplace skills have been limited. On the other hand, the COVID-19 pandemic has also created opportunities for the education and training sector.”

Premier Winde continued: “There is a huge shift towards digital learning and a demand for digital related skills in the economy. Moving forward, we need to increasingly work to address the digital divide, and link training opportunities to jobs to address the current skills gaps.”

During his opening remarks at the PCS, Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier, said: “While we have the lowest unemployment rate in the country and the lowest youth unemployment rate at 32%, there are still far too many people, especially young people, who don’t have jobs or who have given up on jobs in the Western Cape. That is why it is our top priority is to create opportunities for growth and jobs in the Western Cape.”

Minister Maynier continued: “To create that talent pipeline and ensure that our young people can get a job when they graduate, we are working hard, through our Skills Development programme, to create more opportunities for young people to get the right qualifications, the right skills and the right experience for jobs available now and in the future.”