Update on the coronavirus and vaccines by Premier Alan Winde - 27 September 2021

27 September 2021

As at 1pm on 27 September 2021, the Western Cape had 7 810 active COVID-19 infections, with a total number 518 216 COVID-19 cases to date and 490 718 recoveries. 

Total confirmed COVID-19 cases

518 216

Total recoveries

490 718

Vaccines administered  2 769 006

Total deaths

19 688

Total active cases (currently infected patients)

7810

Total number of tests

2 424 283

Hospital admissions 1957of which 418 are in ICU or high care
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Municipality

Cases

Recoveries

City of Cape Town

314212

 297297

Cape Winelands District Municipality

63131

59813

Central Karoo District Municipality

5204

4823

Garden Route District Municipality

66012

62376

Overberg District Municipality

24737

23513

West Coast District Municipality

32500

30683

Unallocated

5837

5630

Reinfections

6583

6583

Total

518216

490718

 Sub Districts Cape Town Metro:

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Sub-districts

Cases

Recoveries

Western

51396

49179

Southern

52727

50102

Klipfontein

25933

24012

Mitchells Plain

27903

26152

Tygerberg

54042

 50979

Khayelitsha

14803

13825

Eastern

47360

44799

Northern

40048

38249

 Sub Districts Non-Metro:

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Municipality

Cases

Recoveries

City of Cape Town

314212

297297

Cape Winelands District Municipality

63131

59813

Breede Valley

12986

12233

Drakenstein

22903

21685

Langeberg

7699

7303

Stellenbosch

11898

11365

Witzenberg

7645

7227

Central Karoo District Municipality

5204

4823

Beaufort West

3912

3609

Laingsburg

571

530

Prince Albert

721

684

Garden Route District Municipality

66012

62375

Bitou

4259

3967

George

23857

22699

Hessequa

4882

4556

Kannaland

1743

1642

Knysna

7984

7577

Mossel Bay

15311

14658

Oudtshoorn

7976

7277

Overberg District Municipality

24737

23513

Cape Agulhas

3242

3051

Overstrand

9356

8952

Swellendam

3566

3336

Theewaterskloof

8573

8174

West Coast District Municipality

32500

30683

Bergriver

5152

4857

Cederberg

3109

2896

Matzikama

5203

4894

Saldanha Bay

8815

8323

Swartland

10221

9713

Unallocated

5837

5630

By 5pm on 26 September 2021, the Western Cape Government had administered a cumulative total of 2 769 006 vaccines to healthcare workers, staff in the education sector and those within eligible age brackets.

The current 7-day moving average is 35 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 encourages those aged 50+ to get vaccinated

The Western Cape Government, through its Provincial Department of Health, is encouraging those 50 years and older, especially, to make use of their vaccine opportunity and get vaccinated.

Data shows us that those aged 50 years and older are at higher risk of getting severely ill, being hospitalised and dying if they contract COVID-19. That is why we want to get at least 70% of this group fully vaccinated before the end of the year.

Where do we currently stand? 

By 26 September, 502 996 or nearly 70% of those 60 years and older had registered to be vaccinated. To date, 96% of those registered have already received at least one dose of their vaccine. This includes:

  • 421 895 or 58.6% who have already been fully vaccinated; and
  • 64 009 or 8.9% who are partially vaccinated.

This is good progress and we remain on track to reach 70% fully vaccinated by December.

Of those between 50-59 years, 367 836 have registered for their vaccine or just under 54% of the eligible population. This is not yet near our target of 70% for this group, which is worrying. This group is at high risk and so getting the vaccinated is incredibly important.  

I therefore strongly urge all residents over 50 to please go to their nearest site to get vaccinated. You do not need to register beforehand. We will help you at the site as a walk-in.

The vaccine offers great protection against severe COVID-19 illness and death, and will save lives and jobs in the Western Cape.