Update on the coronavirus and vaccines by Premier Alan Winde - 9 September 2021

As at 1pm on 9 September 2021, the Western Cape had 21 559 active COVID-19 infections, with a total number 507 254 COVID-19 cases to date and 466 737 recoveries.

Total confirmed COVID-19 cases

507 254

Total recoveries

466 737

Vaccines administered  2 325 125

Total deaths

18 958

Total active cases (currently infected patients)

21 559

Total number of tests

2 340 904

Hospital admissions 2819 of which 606 are in ICU or high care
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Municipality

Cases

Recoveries

City of Cape Town

307528

 283401

Cape Winelands District Municipality

61977

57212

Central Karoo District Municipality

5108

4554

Garden Route District Municipality

64177

58826

Overberg District Municipality

24054

22038

West Coast District Municipality

 31585

28742

Unallocated

5147

4007

Reinfections

4176

4176

Total

507254

466737

 Sub Districts Cape Town Metro:

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Sub-districts

Cases

Recoveries

Western

50176

 46905

Southern

51502

 47639

Klipfontein

25486

23107

Mitchells Plain

 27531

25246

Tygerberg

 52951

 48740

Khayelitsha

14560

13397

Eastern

46399

42596

Northern

38923

35771

 Sub Districts Non-Metro:

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Municipality

Cases

Recoveries

City of Cape Town

307528

283401

Cape Winelands District Municipality

61977

57212

Breede Valley

12767

11857

Drakenstein

22458

20678

Langeberg

7563

6944

Stellenbosch

11704

10884

Witzenberg

7485

6849

Central Karoo District Municipality

5108

4554

Beaufort West

3856

3422

Laingsburg

551

484

Prince Albert

701

648

Garden Route District Municipality

64177

58826

Bitou

4021

3624

George

23386

21742

Hessequa

4695

4215

Kannaland

1692

1506

Knysna

7765

7219

Mossel Bay

14984

13879

Oudtshoorn

7634

6641

Overberg District Municipality

24054

22038

Cape Agulhas

3154

2793

Overstrand

9093

8484

Swellendam

3431

3153

Theewaterskloof

5376

7608

West Coast District Municipality

31585

28742

Bergriver

5006

4538

Cederberg

2981

2580

Matzikama

5015

4481

Saldanha Bay

8569

7909

Swartland

10011

9234

Unallocated

4481

3645

By 5pm on 8 September 2021, the Western Cape Government had administered a cumulative total of 2 325 125 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 

 

We have exited the peak and are on track to exit the third wave too

During my weekly digital press conference today, it was highlighted that we have exited the peak of the third wave, and all indicators show us that we are coming off the wave and that we are on track to exit it too.

There is currently a 37% decrease in new cases compared to the previous week for the province. While this is a positive sign, we are not yet out of the woods as active cases remain high. We must continue to be vigilant and play our part in breaking the chain of transmission.

  

Insofar as our acute service platform is concerned:

  • Currently, there are 2819 COVID-19 patients in our acute hospitals (1568 in public hospitals and 1251 in private hospitals). This excludes persons under investigation and cases in a specialised hospital setting.
  • The Metro hospitals have an average bed occupancy rate of 92%; George drainage area hospitals at 64%; Paarl drainage area hospitals at 78% and Worcester drainage area hospitals at 71%. The critical care bed occupancy rate for the province is 91%.
  • COVID-19 and persons under investigation cases currently make up 22% of all available acute general hospital capacity in both Metro and Rural Regional Hospital drainage areas.
  • COVID-19 inter-mediate care: the Brackengate Hospital of Hope currently has 192 patients or 57.14% of its bed usage rate, Mitchells Plain Hospital of Hope has 97 clients or 62.9% of its bed usage rate and Sonstraal currently has 51 clients or 85% of its bed usage rate. We have not needed to use our additional bed capacity at Freesia and Ward 99.
  • The Metro mass fatality centre has the capacity for 240 bodies, it currently has 18 decedents admitted. The overall capacity has been successfully managed across the province and the mass fatality centre will close on 30 September.

The link to my digicon statement can be found here: https://coronavirus.westerncape.gov.za/news/statement-premier-winde-his-weekly-digicon-1