Update on the coronavirus by Premier Alan Winde - 15 June

As of 1pm on 15 June, the Western Cape has 13 166 active cases of Covid-19, with a total of  42 892 confirmed cases and 28 615  recoveries.

Total confirmed Covid-19 cases

42 892

Total recoveries

28 615

Total deaths

1 111

Total active cases (currently infected patients)

13 166

Tests conducted

245 536

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Municipality

Cases

Recoveries

City of Cape Town

 33 279

 23 911

Cape Winelands District Municipality

 3 524

 2 018

Central Karoo District Municipality

 2

 1

Garden Route District Municipality

385

220

Overberg District Municipality

 465

 245

West Coast District Municipality

 699

329

Unallocated

4 538

1 891

Total

42 892

28 615

 Sub Districts Cape Town Metro:

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Sub-districts

Cases

Recoveries

Western

3 721

 2 695

Southern

 3 822

 2 672

Klipfontein

4 548

 3 111

Mitchells Plain

 3 858

 2 694

Tygerberg

 5 895

 4 311

Khayelitsha

5 218

3 960

Eastern

3 686

2 613

Northern

2 531

1 855

 Sub Districts Non-Metro:

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Municipality

Cases

Recoveries

City of Cape Town

33 279

23 911

Cape Winelands District Municipality

3 524

2 018

Breede Valley

760

416

Drakenstein

1 613

933

Langeberg

150

49

Stellenbosch

579

315

Witzenberg

422

305

Central Karoo District Municipality

2

1

Beaufort West

2

1

Laingsburg

0

0

Prince Albert

0

0

Garden Route District Municipality

385

220

Bitou

16

15

George

165

90

Hessequa

18

12

Kannaland

3

2

Knysna

96

61

Mossel Bay

63

31

Oudtshoorn

24

9

Overberg District Municipality

465

245

Cape Agulhas

26

15

Overstrand

227

106

Swellendam

19

14

Theewaterskloof

193

110

West Coast District Municipality

699

329

Bergriver

120

74

Cederberg

16

5

Matzikama

23

2

Saldanha Bay

268

122

Swartland

272

126

Unallocated

4 538

1 891

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

The Western Cape has recorded an additional 63 deaths, bringing the total number of Covid-19 related deaths in the province to 1111. We send our condolences to the families and loved ones of the deceased at this time.

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Premier Alan Winde and US Consul General Virginia Blaser
with (back from left) Dr Roshni Mistry (Tygerberg),
Dr Nadiya Ahmed (Tygerberg) and Dr Shrikant Peters (Groote
Schuur).

US Consul General donates 20 ventilators:

Today, I received a donation of ventilators from the Consul General of the United States, Virginia Blaser. These 20 form part of a donation of 50 ventilators which the United States has made to South Africa.

These ventilators were accepted by doctors from the Tygerberg and to Groote Schuur hospitals, where they will be used to treat seriously ill, and ICU patients. 

The ventilators are smaller and more portable than many of the ventilators that we currently have in our healthcare system, allow for intubation and non-invasive ventilation and therefore will give doctors treating patients a greater degree of flexibility when moving patients and determining the best treatment options (see attached fact sheet about the ventilators).

The Western Cape has been working hard to prepare our healthcare systems, and these new ventilators will allow us to deliver potentially life-saving treatment to many more people. We thank the United States consulate in South Africa for their assistance during this pandemic, and for their partnership which stretches back many years.

Consul General Virginia Blaser said: "While today we mark the donation of 20 ventilators, we are really marking 20 years of life-saving partnership between the United States and the Western Cape. Through PEPFAR, we are supporting over 4.7 million people living with HIV in South Africa. It is my hope that these ventilators will also offer life-saving support in the battle against Covid-19".

Chrysalis graduates deployed to Khayelitsha:

Today, Minister of Community Safety Albert Fritz announced that 60 Chrysalis graduates have been deployed to various shopping centres and community health facilities in Khayelitsha as part of our hotspot strategy. These graduates have undergone training and will help to build awareness of Covid-19 and encouraging people to adhere to social distancing protocols.

On the eve of Youth Day, it is so encouraging to see young people playing their part in communities to slow the spread of the virus and ultimately, save lives.

The hotspot strategy is all about using partnerships and encouraging a whole of society approach. The Department of Community Safety has worked closely with the Department of Health, the Khayelitsha Development Forum, Medicins Sans Frontiers, and of course, the Chrysalis Academy, to bring this deployment about. We wish these young people well and thank them for helping to protect communities in the Western Cape.

The Western Cape Government is rolling out a number of interventions in the province's hotspots which are aimed at encouraging behavioural change to slow the spread of the coronavirus. We have already introduced the Red Dot taxi service to transport heatlhcare workers, and a major communications campaign which will include nearly 10 000 street pole posters in hotspot communities and new radio advertisements using healthcare workers. By staying safe, we will be able to protect our high risk loved ones and save lives.