Update on the coronavirus by Premier Alan Winde - 11 September

11 September 2020

As of 1pm on 11 September, the Western Cape has 2 850 active cases of COVID-19, with a total of 107 353 confirmed cases and 100 466 recoveries.

Total confirmed COVID-19 cases

107 353

Total recoveries

100 466

Total deaths

4 037

Total active cases (currently infected patients)

2 850

Tests conducted

502 242

Hospitalisations

694 with 133 in ICU or high care

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Municipality

Cases

Recoveries

City of Cape Town

 75 184

70 661

Cape Winelands District Municipality

 12 433

 11 642

Central Karoo District Municipality

 735

 610

Garden Route District Municipality

9 461

8 647

Overberg District Municipality

 3 346

 3 132

West Coast District Municipality

 3 919

3 558

Unallocated

2 275

2 216

Total

107 353

100 466

 Sub Districts Cape Town Metro:

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Sub-districts

Cases

Recoveries

Western

9 388

 8 857

Southern

 9 650

 8 988

Klipfontein

 9 162

 8 447

Mitchells Plain

 8 600

 8 087

Tygerberg

 13 283

 12 563

Khayelitsha

8 304

7 824

Eastern

10 141

9 546

Northern

6 656

6 349

 Sub Districts Non-Metro:

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Municipality

Cases

Recoveries

City of Cape Town

75 184

70 661

Cape Winelands District Municipality

12 433

11 642

Breede Valley

3 383

3 163

Drakenstein

4 293

4 043

Langeberg

1 129

1 062

Stellenbosch

2 038

1 912

Witzenberg

1 590

1 462

Central Karoo District Municipality

735

610

Beaufort West

575

476

Laingsburg

136 117

Prince Albert

24 17

Garden Route District Municipality

9 461 8 647

Bitou

604

555

George

3 442

3 189

Hessequa

294

268

Kannaland

110

108

Knysna

1 427

1 314

Mossel Bay

2 271

2 123

Oudtshoorn

1 313

1 090

Overberg District Municipality

3 346

3 132

Cape Agulhas

279

260

Overstrand

1 582

1 492

Swellendam

322

285

Theewaterskloof

1 163

1 095

West Coast District Municipality

3 919

3 558

Bergriver

419

389

Cederberg

162

154

Matzikama

411

310

Saldanha Bay

1 361

1 285

Swartland

1 566

1 420

Unallocated

2 275

2 216

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 an additional 17 deaths, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the province to 4037. We send our condolences to their family and friends at this time.

Reminder: This data release is no longer issued on weekends but all data can be accessed on the Western Cape data dashboard https://coronavirus.westerncape.gov.za/covid-19-dashboard  which is updated daily after 1pm. 
 

Cabinet receives presentations on budget and jobs:

As I outlined in my weekly digicon yesterday, the Western Cape cabinet met today to discuss our position on the further opening of the economy. This position will be presented to President Cyril Ramaphosa when he holds his consultations with provinces regarding a possible move to a lower alert level. 

During today’s cabinet meeting, we received presentations from various departments on the provincial budget processes as well as on plans to stimulate the economy to create jobs, as part of our economic recovery plan.  

We will be considering these inputs, together with the available health data, over the next few days. We will continue the discussion in our cabinet meeting on Tuesday, where a formal position on the further opening of the economy will be adopted. 

The Western Cape Government is committed to using a data-driven and evidence-based approach to decision making and this decision will be no different. The GDP data released this week was a clear indicator that we need to act swiftly and decisively to set our economy on the right track. Failure to do so will result in even more job losses, which will have a major impact on the lives and well-being of the people of this province. 

At the same time, we must be cognizant of the fact that COVID-19 will be part of our lives for many more months to come and we must take decisions with this in mind.  

Any position we adopt must therefore ensure that we move forward and that we do it safely.

Over the past few months, the Western Cape has made significant progress in defeating COVID-19, due to the efforts of all of our citizens, the hard work of every single one of our healthcare workers and frontline staff, and focused, data-driven interventions by the Western Cape Government. 

As we move forward, our response must be accompanied by the same dedication and data-led approach and we will need the continued, active participation of our residents. We therefore call on everyone to stay safe by wearing their masks, and practicing hygiene and social distancing, but our call is now also accompanied by a call to go out and to support local businesses. These are the building blocks that will not only help us to manage COVID-19 in the province, but start to rebuild our economy one job at a time, allow us to access medical care which has been delayed due to COVID,  protect our children with all of the vaccines they need, and get them back into school. Let's get back to work, and let's make sure we do it safely.