Update on the coronavirus and vaccines by Premier Alan Winde - 8 September 2021

As at 1pm on 8 September 2021, the Western Cape had 22 514 active COVID-19 infections, with a total number 505 247 COVID-19 cases to date and 463 844 recoveries. 

Total confirmed COVID-19 cases

505 247

Total recoveries

463 844

Vaccines administered  2 281 290

Total deaths

18 825

Total active cases (currently infected patients)

22 514

Total number of tests

2 330 745

Hospital admissions 3018 of which 607 are in ICU or high care
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Municipality

Cases

Recoveries

City of Cape Town

306407

 281705

Cape Winelands District Municipality

61816

56900

Central Karoo District Municipality

5084

4520

Garden Route District Municipality

63860

58470

Overberg District Municipality

23939

21844

West Coast District Municipality

31443

28510

Unallocated

6335

5532

Reinfections

6363

6363

Total

505247

463844

 Sub Districts Cape Town Metro:

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Sub-districts

Cases

Recoveries

Western

50018

46624

Southern

51216

 47336

Klipfontein

25401

23014

Mitchells Plain

27475

25130

Tygerberg

52800

 48481

Khayelitsha

14528

13335

Eastern

46293

42320

Northern

38676

35465

 Sub Districts Non-Metro:

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Municipality

Cases

Recoveries

City of Cape Town

306407

281705

Cape Winelands District Municipality

61816

56900

Breede Valley

12737

11814

Drakenstein

22408

20567

Langeberg

7533

6891

Stellenbosch

11685

10827

Witzenberg

7453

6801

Central Karoo District Municipality

5084

4520

Beaufort West

3837

3395

Laingsburg

551

479

Prince Albert

696

646

Garden Route District Municipality

63860

58470

Bitou

3969

3593

George

23337

21658

Hessequa

4678

4157

Kannaland

1671

1491

Knysna

7722

7177

Mossel Bay

14931

13816

Oudtshoorn

7552

6578

Overberg District Municipality

23939

21844

Cape Agulhas

3133

2776

Overstrand

9049

8429

Swellendam

3419

3132

Theewaterskloof

8338

7507

West Coast District Municipality

31443

28510

Bergriver

4986

4502

Cederberg

2955

2543

Matzikama

4990

4422

Saldanha Bay

8533

7855

Swartland

9979

9188

Unallocated

6335

5532

By 5pm on 7 September 2021, the Western Cape Government had administered a cumulative total of 2 281 290 vaccines to healthcare workers, staff in the education sector and those within eligible age brackets.

The current 7-day moving average is 70 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 

Langa Safety Patrol plays their part in saving lives and livelihoods

Today, I joined the Langa Safety Patrol, a neighbourhood watch, for walkabout to find out about the innovative ways that they are not only safeguarding their community, but also promoting and supporting their local economy.

We began the walkabout at Pick ‘n Pay and made our way to Nomase’s Guesthouse and to Zamalady’s food cabin. It was very positive to engage with Langa’s hospitality sector and see the role that the Neighbourhood Watch is playing to support them.

We need to get the balance right in saving both lives and livelihoods, and all have a role to play in doing so. Many of us have lost loved ones during the pandemic, but many have also lost income streams and jobs.

The Langa Safety Patrol are setting a sterling example.

Not only are they supporting the local hospitality sector through patrols, but they have also recently assisted with the security of a film set in Langa. Chairperson of the Langa Safety Patrol, Bandile Gcuwa, said: “I am proud of my Neighbourhood Watch because we are making our community and businesses safer. We know our community well and we are on the ground. You might see us on our bicycles or patrolling on foot, we are well known to the community. Recently some of our members assisted a filming crew by conducting patrols in the area. This helped them to complete their work safely. This important because it shows that Langa is open for and ready to do business.”

I commend this neighbourhood watch, and the many others who have played a pivotal role throughout the pandemic. They have continued to conduct patrols, and even monitored and promoted adherence with COVID-19 protocols at places of congregation.

Thank you for being active citizens and for playing your part in saving lives and livelihoods.

To view the press kit, please visit: ​Folder icon Langa Safety Patrol