Update on the coronavirus by Premier Alan Winde - 17 February

As of 1pm on 17 February, the Western Cape has 5215 active cases of COVID-19, with a total of 272 817 confirmed cases and 256 817 recoveries.

Total confirmed COVID-19 cases

272 817

Total recoveries

256 817

Total deaths

10 962

Total active cases (currently infected patients)

5215

Total number of tests

1296533

Hospital admissions 1427 of which 317 are in ICU or high care
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Municipality

Cases

Recoveries

City of Cape Town

 174284

 163846

Cape Winelands District Municipality

 34486

 32252

Central Karoo District Municipality

  2330

 2149

Garden Route District Municipality

32790

31152

Overberg District Municipality

 12641

 12002

West Coast District Municipality

 12870

11926

Unallocated

3416

3313

Total

272817

256640

 Sub Districts Cape Town Metro:

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Sub-districts

Cases

Recoveries

Western

27583

 26266

Southern

 28197

 26659

Klipfontein

 16336

 15057

Mitchells Plain

 16887

 15772

Tygerberg

 28839

 27070

Khayelitsha

11988

11268

Eastern

25391

23764

Northern

19063

17990

 Sub Districts Non-Metro:

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Municipality

Cases

Recoveries

City of Cape Town

174284

163846

Cape Winelands District Municipality

34486

32252

Breede Valley

8597

8006

Drakenstein

10715

9989

Langeberg

4132

3883

Stellenbosch

6164

5786

Witzenberg

4878

4588

Central Karoo District Municipality

2330

2149

Beaufort West

1828

1682

Laingsburg

254

236

Prince Albert

248

231

Garden Route District Municipality

32790

31152

Bitou

2674

2562

George

11580

11009

Hessequa

1912

1794

Kannaland

835

781

Knysna

4747

4560

Mossel Bay

7206

6942

Oudtshoorn

3836

3504

Overberg District Municipality

12641

12002

Cape Agulhas

1584

1473

Overstrand

4809

4592

Swellendam

1690

1605

Theewaterskloof

4558

4332

West Coast District Municipality

12870

11926

Bergriver

1869

1680

Cederberg

811

722

Matzikama

1965

1833

Saldanha Bay

3761

3500

Swartland

4464

4191

Unallocated

3416

3313

The Western Cape has recorded 23 additional deaths, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the province to10 962. We send our condolences to their loved ones at this time.

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. Access the data dashboard here: https://coronavirus.westerncape.gov.za/covid-19-dashboard

State of the Province Address:

Earlier today, I delivered my State of the Province Address in Genadendal. The full speech is available here: https://www.westerncape.gov.za/speech/state-province-address-2021 and the statement detailing the major announcements I made to address COVID-19, and to save jobs, create safer communities and advance dignity and wellbeing here: https://www.westerncape.gov.za/gc-news/97/56077