Update on the coronavirus and vaccines by Premier Alan Winde 15 April 2021

As of 1pm on 15 April, the Western Cape has 1 992 active COVID-19 infections with a total of 281 955 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 268 440 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 14 April.

Total confirmed COVID-19 cases

281 955

Total recoveries

268 440

Vaccines administered 

53 507

Total deaths

11 523

Total active cases (currently infected patients)

1992

Tests conducted

1 479 347

Hospitalisations

736, of which 157 are in high care or ICU

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Municipality

Cases

Recoveries

City of Cape Town

179 365 170 723

Cape Winelands District Municipality

 35 950

34 201

Central Karoo District Municipality

2 412 2 252

Garden Route District Municipality

33 775

32 195

Overberg District Municipality

 13 049

 12 510

West Coast District Municipality

 13 925

13 191

Unallocated

3 479

3 397

Total

281 955

268 469

 Sub Districts Cape Town Metro:

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Sub-districts

Cases

Recoveries

Western

28 729

 27 652

Southern

29 141

 27 854

Klipfontein

 16 975

 15 857

Mitchells Plain

 17 395

 16 428

Tygerberg

 29 899

 28 424

Khayelitsha

12 125

11 460

Eastern

26 457

25 119

Northern

18 644

17 929

 Sub Districts Non-Metro:

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Municipality

Cases

Recoveries

City of Cape Town

179 365

170 723

Cape Winelands District Municipality

35 950

34 201

Breede Valley

8 912

8 446

Drakenstein

11 261

10 718

Langeberg

4 254

4 059

Stellenbosch

6 523

6 224

Witzenberg

5 000

4 754

Central Karoo District Municipality

2 412

2 252

Beaufort West

1 889

1 759

Laingsburg

267

251

Prince Albert

256

242

Garden Route District Municipality

33 775

32 195

Bitou

2 748

2 632

George

11 965

11 413

Hessequa

1 954

1 841

Kannaland

882

837

Knysna

4 812

4 634

Mossel Bay

7 398

7 167

Oudtshoorn

4 016

3 671

Overberg District Municipality

13 049

12 510

Cape Agulhas

1 659

1 559

Overstrand

4 975

4 812

Swellendam

1 733

1 667

Theewaterskloof

4 682

4 472

West Coast District Municipality

13 925

13 191

Bergriver

2 216

2 032

Cederberg

910 855

Matzikama

2 076

1 991

Saldanha Bay

4 069

3 857

Swartland

4 654

4 456

Unallocated

3 479

3 397

The Western Cape has recorded 7 additional deaths since Wednesday 14 April, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the province to 11 523. 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 visits the Highbury Housing Project in Kuilsriver

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From left Premier Winde, Mgoqi Booysen,
Minister Simmers and Councillor Sawant.

Today, the Premier of the Western Cape, Alan Winde, and the Minister of Human Settlements, Tertius Simmers visited the Highbury Housing Project in Kuilsriver which is located next to Stellenbosch Arterial. Please see photos attached.

The Highbury Housing Project consists of Breaking New Ground (BNG), FLISP (Finance Linked Individual Subsidy Programme) units and 100 military veterans (MV) units. The BNG and MV units aim to accommodate beneficiaries from Ward 19, New Rest, Philippi, and military veterans as received from the National Department of Military Veterans. The FLISP units aim to accommodate qualifiers from the immediate surrounding community.

During the visit, Premier Winde and Minister Simmers met and engaged with community members as well as recipients of homes, some of whom were differently abled. They further took part in a walkabout in Highbury.

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Premier Winde speaking with Lindiwe Oldjohn.

Among the beneficiaries was Lindiwe Oldjohn. Lindiwe explained that she was happy to finally receive a house of her own as she felt that she would never get this opportunity. Premier Winde and Minister Simmers also met with Mgoqi Booysen, who is blind. Mgoqi explained that he is very grateful for his house as he feels that it is easier and safer to live with his disability.

Premier Winde said: “It was a pleasure to visit the Highbury housing project today and see firsthand how the Provincial Department of Human Settlements is making opportunities available for residents in the province. It was reassuring to see that the most vulnerable in our communities are being prioritized and that further developments are in the pipeline.”

Minister Simmers said: “We’re pleased with how the residents who are from various communities have settled into their new homes. It’s also good to note that residents are feeling a lot safer now. Seeing that there is joy on their faces makes me happy. We will continue to make a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable across the province.”