Update on the coronavirus by Premier Alan Winde - 1 August

As of 1pm on 1 August, the Western Cape  has 10 377 active cases of COVID-19, with a total of 94 197 confirmed cases and 80 750 recoveries.

Total confirmed COVID-19 cases

94 197

Total recoveries

80 750

Total deaths

3 070

Total active cases (currently infected patients)

10 377

Tests conducted

418 585

Hospitalisations

1 311 with 279 in ICU or high care

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Municipality

Cases

Recoveries

City of Cape Town

65 172

 57 295

Cape Winelands District Municipality

 10 683

 9 195

Central Karoo District Municipality

 294

149

Garden Route District Municipality

6 077

4 178

Overberg District Municipality

 2 770

 2 372

West Coast District Municipality

 3 012

2 441

Unallocated

6 189

5 120

Total

94 197

80 750

 Sub Districts Cape Town Metro:

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Sub-districts

Cases

Recoveries

Western

7 934

 6 890

Southern

 8 222

 7 120

Klipfontein

 8 268

 7 227

Mitchells Plain

 7 421

 6 438

Tygerberg

11 573

 10 182

Khayelitsha

7 762

7 065

Eastern

8 558

7 488

Northern

5 434

4 885

 Sub Districts Non-Metro:

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Municipality

Cases

Recoveries

City of Cape Town

65 172

57 295

Cape Winelands District Municipality

10 683

9 195

Breede Valley

2 774

2 397

Drakenstein

3 838

3 385

Langeberg

982

825

Stellenbosch

1 794

1 566

Witzenberg

1 295

1 022

Central Karoo District Municipality

294

149

Beaufort West

264

129

Laingsburg

27

19

Prince Albert

3

1

Garden Route District Municipality

6 077

4 178

Bitou

415

286

George

2 560

1 851

Hessequa

158

100

Kannaland

54

44

Knysna

1 014

688

Mossel Bay

1 347

914

Oudtshoorn

529

295

Overberg District Municipality

2 770

2 372

Cape Agulhas

206

149

Overstrand

1 354

1 200

Swellendam

238

207

Theewaterskloof

972

816

West Coast District Municipality

3 012

2 441

Bergriver

354

276

Cederberg

117

76

Matzikama

226

156

Saldanha Bay

1 155

977

Swartland

1 160

956

Unallocated

6 189

5 120

Data note: It is not always possible to check and verify that the address data supplied for each new recorded case is correct, within the time frames required to provide regular and timely updates. This means that in some instances, cases could be allocated to the wrong sub-districts. We are working with the sub-districts to clean and verify the data and where errors are picked up locally, cases will be re-allocated to the correct areas. 

More data is available here: https://coronavirus.westerncape.gov.za/covid-19-dashboard

The Western Cape has recorded an additional 30 deaths, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the province to 3070. We send our condolences to their family and friends at this time.

Recoveries:

Today, we are pleased to be able to report that 80 000 people in the Western Cape have been able to recover from COVID-19- a recovery rate of over 80 percent.

The majority of people who contract COVID-19 will experience mild symptoms which may include a fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headaches and a loss of smell and taste.

These people will be able to recover at home, with symptomatic treatment. However, for those with underlying illnesses including diabetes, heart disease, lung disease or hypertension, the risk of becoming seriously ill are higher.

We have introduced new therapies including the use of dexamethasone and high flow nasal oxygen in our hospitals to treat patients, but preventing infection is still the best way to keep people over the age of 55 and those with comorbidities safe. Every life we lose to COVID-19 is one too many and we can all play a part in protecting the vulnerable and help to save lives.

  • If you have contracted COVID-19, you must self isolate for the recommended period of ten days.
  • If you are unable to self isolate at home, and especially if you share your home with someone who is at risk, such as your elderly parents, or someone with a comorbidity, quarantine and isolation facilities are available. These facilities are safe and comfortable and will allow you to recover, and protect your loved ones.
  • If you fall into a risk group, you must take extra precautions by staying home as much as possible, wearing your mask when you go outside and keeping your distance from other people.
  • The Western Cape Government has developed a strategy to minimize the risk for COVID19 positive people with diabetes. Early indications are that this is already yielding positive results. Because of the higher risk, diabetics especially should seek to get tested as soon as they start to experience symptoms so that their case can be properly managed. For high risk diabetes patients, this may include early admission to the Hospital of Hope for monitoring and treatment.