Update on the coronavirus by Premier Alan Winde - 19 February

As of 1pm on 19 February, the Western Cape has 4759 active cases of COVID-19, with a total of 273 354 confirmed cases and 257 587 recoveries.

Total confirmed COVID-19 cases

273 354

Total recoveries

257 587

Vaccines administered 385

Total deaths

11 008

Total active cases (currently infected patients)

4759

Total number of tests

1303425

Hospital admissions 1382 of which 304 are in ICU or high care
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Municipality

Cases

Recoveries

City of Cape Town

 174570

164438 

Cape Winelands District Municipality

 34595

32413 

Central Karoo District Municipality

 2337

2158 

Garden Route District Municipality

32837

31208

Overberg District Municipality

 12667

12040 

West Coast District Municipality

 12921

11997

Unallocated

3427

3333

Total

273354

257587

 Sub Districts Cape Town Metro:

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Sub-districts

Cases

Recoveries

Western

27633

26347 

Southern

 28233

26729 

Klipfontein

 16373

15114 

Mitchells Plain

 16900

15818 

Tygerberg

 28894

27190 

Khayelitsha

11996

11290

Eastern

25432

23853

Northern

19109

18097

 Sub Districts Non-Metro:

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Municipality

Cases

Recoveries

City of Cape Town

174570

164438

Cape Winelands District Municipality

34595

32413

Breede Valley

8626

8057

Drakenstein

10756

10034

Langeberg

4146

3893

Stellenbosch

6188

5826

Witzenberg

4879

4603

Central Karoo District Municipality

2337

2158

Beaufort West

1833

1689

Laingsburg

255

236

Prince Albert

249

233

Garden Route District Municipality

32837

31208

Bitou

2679

2566

George

11605

11027

Hessequa

1910

1791

Kannaland

838

789

Knysna

4746

4559

Mossel Bay

7211

6952

Oudtshoorn

3848

3524

Overberg District Municipality

12667

12040

Cape Agulhas

1586

1476

Overstrand

4825

4614

Swellendam

1692

1608

Theewaterskloof

4564

4342

West Coast District Municipality

12921

11997

Bergriver

1888

1695

Cederberg

814

727

Matzikama

1967

1846

Saldanha Bay

3773

3515

Swartland

4479

4214

Unallocated

3427

3333

The Western Cape has recorded 26 additional deaths, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the province to11 008. 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

Vaccinations update:

By 5pm yesterday, 385 people had been vaccinated in the Western Cape. Vaccination will also continue over the weekend as we work to deliver the 13000 Johnson and Johnson single dose vaccines to healthcare workers in the Western Cape, as part of the implementation study.

This past week, we saw history unfold as Sister Zoliswa Gidi-Dyosi, from the Khayelitsha hospital, became the first healthcare worker in the country to be vaccinated. I am also extremely proud that it was a Western Cape healthcare worker, Sister Milanie Bennett who vaccinated President Cyril Ramaphosa this week.

I have been so heartened to see photos of healthcare workers being vaccinated this week, and to hear early reports that they are feeling well and are back at work. 

I would like to thank our frontline workers for the incredible job they have done over the past year under very difficult circumstances. Throughout the hardest parts of this pandemic, they have been symbols of comfort and care. Now, as we launch this historical rollout, and many are stepping up as vaccinators and to be vaccinated, they are symbols of hope.

As we continue the work to roll out this batch of vaccines and others, it remains vitally important for all of us to continue to take the necessary precautions to protect ourselves, and others by wearing our masks, washing our hands and by avoiding close contact, confined spaces and crowds.