Update on the coronavirus by Premier Alan Winde - 11 November

As of 1pm on 11 November, the Western Cape has 3299 active cases of COVID-19, with a total of 118 583 confirmed cases and 110 862 recoveries.

Total confirmed COVID-19 cases

118 583

Total recoveries

110 862

Total deaths

4422

Total active cases (currently infected patients)

3299

Total number of tests

702 224

Hospital admissions 622 of which 122 are in ICU or high care
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Municipality

Cases

Recoveries

City of Cape Town

 81669

 76702

Cape Winelands District Municipality

 13406

 12678

Central Karoo District Municipality

 1038

 973

Garden Route District Municipality

11593

10504

Overberg District Municipality

 3769

 3560

West Coast District Municipality

 4761

4430

Unallocated

2347

2015

Total

118583

110862

 Sub Districts Cape Town Metro:

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Sub-districts

Cases

Recoveries

Western

10972

 10264

Southern

 10684

 9973

Klipfontein

 9714

 9030

Mitchells Plain

 9269

 8738

Tygerberg

 13797

 13089

Khayelitsha

8587

8077

Eastern

11334

10622

Northern

7312

6909

 Sub Districts Non-Metro:

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Municipality

Cases

Recoveries

City of Cape Town

81669

76702

Cape Winelands District Municipality

13406

12678

Breede Valley

3598

3411

Drakenstein

4629

4388

Langeberg

1210

1151

Stellenbosch

2267

2131

Witzenberg

1702

1597

Central Karoo District Municipality

1038

973

Beaufort West

860

804

Laingsburg

142

135

Prince Albert

36

34

Garden Route District Municipality

11593

10504

Bitou

794

688

George

4235

3756

Hessequa

384

350

Kannaland

148

144

Knysna

1744

1583

Mossel Bay

2641

2490

Oudtshoorn

1647

1493

Overberg District Municipality

3769

3560

Cape Agulhas

354

323

Overstrand

1777

1694

Swellendam

375

352

Theewaterskloof

1263

1191

West Coast District Municipality

4761

4430

Bergriver

528

489

Cederberg

182

172

Matzikama

767

675

Saldanha Bay

1522

1450

Swartland

1762

1644

Unallocated

2347

2015

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. 

The Western Cape has recorded seven additional deaths, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the province to 4422. We send our condolences to their loved ones at this time.

Making safe, smart decisions this holiday season:

As summer and the festive season approach, many people will be going out, socialising and visiting friends and family. By making simple, smart choices we can stay safe, protect our loved ones and ensure that we can enjoy this time, and support businesses. 

We must move forward- we cannot afford a second lockdown which would result in further job losses and deepen the economic and humanitarian crisis the country currently faces. By taking precautions, and acting responsibly, we can avoid further infections and the potential of a second lockdown. 

Wear a mask when you leave home, wash your hands regularly, and if you are feeling ill or experiencing any symptoms, stay at home. 

At work: 

Being indoors in closed spaces presents a higher risk for spreading of COVID-19. Where you must stay indoors, such as in office environments, ensure that doors and windows are open, keep your mask on and keep a safe distance from others. 

Elevators are small, confined spaces, so if they are full, take the stairs instead. Always wash or sanitise your hands after touching high-touch surfaces such as elevator buttons and escalator or stair rails. 

At the shops and in other public spaces: 

Avoid queues wherever possible. In instances where you must queue, ensure that you are keeping a distance of 1.5 metres. 

Make use of hand sanitisers available at the entrances of shops and businesses, and disinfectant wipes for trolleys and baskets. 

While you are socialising: 

If you are entertaining guests at home, keep the gathering small and try to keep it outdoors. 

If you are serving food, have one person dish up for everyone. 

We encourage people to go out and support businesses, but to do so in a responsible manner that keeps everyone safe. 

Open air events are safest, so, consider outdoor opportunities to socialise and see friends and family. 

Consider the size of the venue- if you cannot maintain a 1.5 metre distance, then consider going somewhere else. If someone stands too close to you, ask them politely to step back. 

Ensure the venue is well ventilated and has its windows open. If not, ask them to open the windows. If you are eating out, and the option is available ask to be seated outside. 

Always wear your mask in public and when you aren’t eating or drinking anything. 

Drink responsibly and do not share drinks, cigarettes, or cutlery. 

If a venue asks you to fill out an attendance register, please use the correct information and write clearly. This makes it easier to contact you, should we need to do so. 

Vaccine news: 

The international news of a potential vaccine is very positive as it represents a breakthrough in the fight against COVID-19. However, we must carefully manage our expectations with regards to a vaccine. This particular vaccine which has been shown to be 90% effective so far, also requires stringent cold chain management and storage, the likes of which are not widely available around the world.

Any new vaccine must pass all the relevant international safety standards before being made available for public use. With global demand for a vaccine being high, it would also take some time to produce sufficient dosages and would need to be fairly allocated and distributed. 

We are grateful for the work being done on vaccines by scientists around the world, and for all those currently taking part in vaccine trials. This latest news is a sure sign that we are moving towards a significant breakthrough- however- until a vaccine is widely available, our strongest defense against COVID-19 is our own behaviour.