Update on the coronavirus by Premier Alan Winde - 19 July

19 July 2020

As of 1pm on 19 July, the Western Cape has 13 331 active cases of COVID-19, with a total of  83 948 confirmed cases and 68 001 recoveries.

Total confirmed COVID-19 cases

83 948

Total recoveries

68 001

Total deaths

2 616

Total active cases (currently infected patients)

13 331

Tests conducted

374 374

Hospitalisations

1 578 with 326 in ICU or high care

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Municipality

Cases

Recoveries

City of Cape Town

 59 235

 50 033

Cape Winelands District Municipality

 9 283

 7 455

Central Karoo District Municipality

 136

 56

Garden Route District Municipality

3 833

2 023

Overberg District Municipality

 2 310

 1 733

West Coast District Municipality

 2 467

1 824

Unallocated

6 684

4 877

Total

83 948

68 001

 Sub Districts Cape Town Metro:

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Sub-districts

Cases

Recoveries

Western

7 061

 5 927

Southern

 7 334

 6 104

Klipfontein

 7 677

 6 463

Mitchells Plain

 6 708

 5 620

Tygerberg

 10 552

 8 841

Khayelitsha

7 444

6 518

Eastern

7 619

6 429

Northern

4 840

4 131

 Sub Districts Non-Metro:

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Municipality

Cases

Recoveries

City of Cape Town

59 235

50 033

Cape Winelands District Municipality

9 283

7 455

Breede Valley

2 418

1 901

Drakenstein

3 408

2 872

Langeberg

821

605

Stellenbosch

1 604

1 286

Witzenberg

1 032

791

Central Karoo District Municipality

136

56

Beaufort West

118

49

Laingsburg

17

7

Prince Albert

1

0

Garden Route District Municipality

3 833

2 023

Bitou

256

129

George

1 736

1 017

Hessequa

78

36

Kannaland

43

21

Knysna

633

306

Mossel Bay

797

378

Oudtshoorn

290

136

Overberg District Municipality

2 310

1 733

Cape Agulhas

135

84

Overstrand

1 170

930

Swellendam

202

112

Theewaterskloof

803

607

West Coast District Municipality

2 467

1 824

Bergriver

276

220

Cederberg

77

51

Matzikama

163

97

Saldanha Bay

989

771

Swartland

962

685

Unallocated

6 684

4 877

Data note:  As we move closer to the peak,  it is not 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. 

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

The Western Cape has recorded an additional 29 deaths, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the province to 2 616. We send our condolences to their loved ones at this time.

An explanation of today's data:

The total number of cases in the Western Cape is lower today than it was yesterday. This is because some cases from other provinces were mistakenly allocated to the Western Cape over the past week. This has been corrected, and as such, the total number of cases stands at 83 948 today.

 

End of my isolation period:

Today marks 14 days since I first started experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. When I first started my isolation, the mandatory self-isolation period was 14 days- however Minister Zweli Mkhize announced on Friday that this has now been revised to 10 days for those who test positive, in line with WHO recommendations. I have therefore completed my isolation.

My health is slowly improving, although I am still experiencing some symptoms such as a cough. Over the past two weeks, I have been following my doctor's instructions to rest as much as possible, especially as I am in the high risk group of being a type 2 diabetic. 

I have therefore been conducting a limited number of essential meetings from home during this period, but I am due to return to work tomorrow. I will continue to take precautions until I am fully recovered. I urge anyone who is COVID-19 positive, and especially those who fall into high risk groups, being over the age of 55 or with underlying illnesses, to do the same. Diabetics should also be monitoring themselves and their blood glucose levels closely.

Over this period, I have been overwhelmed by the kindness and care shown to me by people from across the province and the country. I am grateful for all of the messages, and support, which reflect the wonderful spirit of the people of this country. I ask that we all continue to hold those who are sick in our thoughts and take all the necessary precautions to ensure that we protect ourselves and others from contracting COVID-19.

Staying home whenever possible, or wearing a mask and social distancing when we do go out, are important steps in ensuring that we can slow the spread of the virus in this country. Hygiene measures such as hand washing, cleaning surfaces and covering your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze remain important at all times. These are simple precautions that can have a major impact, and I thank those people who have really taken every effort to protect themselves and their loved ones.