Update on the coronavirus and vaccines by Premier Alan Winde - 13 September 2021

As at 1pm on 13 September 2021, the Western Cape had 19 140 active COVID-19 infections, with a total number 510 788 COVID-19 cases to date and 472 497 recoveries. 

Total confirmed COVID-19 cases

510 788

Total recoveries

472 497

Vaccines administered  2 423 362 

Total deaths

19 151

Total active cases (currently infected patients)

19 140

Total number of tests

2 361 585

Hospital admissions 2646 of which 563 are in ICU or high care
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Municipality

Cases

Recoveries

City of Cape Town

309878

 286897

Cape Winelands District Municipality

62348

57890

Central Karoo District Municipality

5141

4615

Garden Route District Municipality

64871

59506

Overberg District Municipality

24274

22353

West Coast District Municipality

31883

29183

Unallocated

5147

4007

Reinfections

4176

4176

Total

510788

472497

 Sub Districts Cape Town Metro:

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Sub-districts

Cases

Recoveries

Western

50610

 47478

Southern

51956

 48253

Klipfontein

51956

48253

Mitchells Plain

 25600

25511

Tygerberg

 53349

 49318

Khayelitsha

14617

13513

Eastern

46700

43106

Northern

39335

36393

 Sub Districts Non-Metro:

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Municipality

Cases

Recoveries

City of Cape Town

309878

286897

Cape Winelands District Municipality

62348

57890

Breede Valley

12833

11951

Drakenstein

22616

20951

Langeberg

7601

7024

Stellenbosch

11779

11005

Witzenberg

7519

6959

Central Karoo District Municipality

5141

4615

Beaufort West

3872

3458

Laingsburg

559

499

Prince Albert

710

658

Garden Route District Municipality

64871

59506

Bitou

4098

3675

George

23556

21945

Hessequa

4758

4295

Kannaland

1716

1534

Knysna

7836

7275

Mossel Bay

15134

14004

Oudtshoorn

7773

6778

Overberg District Municipality

24274

22353

Cape Agulhas

3191

2858

Overstrand

9177

8571

Swellendam

3453

3199

Theewaterskloof

8453

7736

West Coast District Municipality

31883

29183

Bergriver

5049

4599

Cederberg

3029

2670

Matzikama

5065

4574

Saldanha Bay

8650

8008

Swartland

1090

9332

Unallocated

4481

3645

By 5pm on 12 September 2021, the Western Cape Government had administered a cumulative total of 2 423 362 vaccines to healthcare workers, staff in the education sector and those within eligible age brackets.

The current 7-day moving average is 65 deaths per day.

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 

Western Cape Government assists in vaccinating taxi drivers & commuters

Today, the Provincial Minister of Transport and Public Works, Daylin Mitchell, and the Provincial Minister of Health, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, held a vaccination drive at a pop-up vaccination site at the Cape Town Taxi Rank.

The purpose of the vaccination drive was to vaccinate taxi drivers, commuters and vendors in the area who have served on the frontline throughout the pandemic.

The vaccination drive was further attended by the Mayoral Committee Member for Health, Dr Zahid Badroodien, the Mayoral Committee Member for Transport, Rob Quintas and the SANTACO Chairperson, Nazeem Abduramahn.

I welcome these innovative measures to encourage vaccine uptake among those who are unvaccinated. It is also very positive to see the demand for vaccines among those who are in the transport sector and among those who make use of public transport.

Minister Mbombo said: "As part of taking vaccines to people, today I was at the Cape Town Taxi Rank to vaccinate Taxi Drivers, and street hawkers. These are the people who find it difficult to go to vaccination sites due to their working hours. I was encouraged by the number of men who came for their vaccines and we made sure to give them J&J so they won’t have to come again. It is critical for people to know that getting vaccinated decreases the risk of hospitalisation and possible death hence I call on the eligible people of the Western Cape to present themselves to vaccination. This will save our summer, remember vaccines saves lives."

Western Cape fully vaccinates over 1 million people

Over the past week, the province has reached a milestone of fully vaccinating over 1 million people. I commend those who have gotten vaccinated and who are playing their part in protecting themselves and those around them.

By Sunday 12 September 2021, 679 213 people have been partially vaccinated and will be eligible for their second dose soon.

I encourage those who are not yet vaccinated to take up your vaccine opportunity. Vaccines are safe and are highly effective in preventing severe COVID-19 illness that leads to hospitalisation and death.

Should you have any concerns, I encourage you to consult with your healthcare professional and to engage with family members or friends on their experiences of getting vaccinated.

We must ensure that we keep up the momentum and leave no person behind so that we have a summer to look forward to.