Update on the coronavirus by Premier Alan Winde - 19 June

As of 1pm on 19 June, the Western Cape has 12 516 active cases of Covid-19, with a total of 47 892  confirmed cases and 34 067  recoveries.

Total confirmed Covid-19 cases

47 892

Total recoveries

34 067

Total deaths

1 309

Total active cases (currently infected patients)

12 516

Tests conducted

261 018

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Municipality

Cases

Recoveries

City of Cape Town

 38 149

 28 411

Cape Winelands District Municipality

 4 359

 2 683

Central Karoo District Municipality

 4

 2

Garden Route District Municipality

510

264

Overberg District Municipality

 655

 356

West Coast District Municipality

 976

511

Unallocated

3 239

1 840

Total

47 892

34 067

 Sub Districts Cape Town Metro:

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Sub-districts

Cases

Recoveries

Western

4 471

 3 245

Southern

4 450

 3 223

Klipfontein

5 108

 3 710

Mitchells Plain

4 319

 3 203

Tygerberg

6 733

 5 114

Khayelitsha

5 596

4 509

Eastern

4 327

3 125

Northern

3 145

2 282

 Sub Districts Non-Metro:

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Municipality

Cases

Recoveries

City of Cape Town

38 149

28 411

Cape Winelands District Municipality

4 359

2 683

Breede Valley

985

560

Drakenstein

1 963

1 238

Langeberg

207

84

Stellenbosch

707

444

Witzenberg

497

357

Central Karoo District Municipality

4

2

Beaufort West

4

2

Laingsburg

0

0

Prince Albert

0

0

Garden Route District Municipality

510

264

Bitou

26

17

George

237

113

Hessequa

18

15

Kannaland

3

2

Knysna

105

68

Mossel Bay

88

36

Oudtshoorn

33

13

Overberg District Municipality

655

356

Cape Agulhas

31

23

Overstrand

331

169

Swellendam

28

16

Theewaterskloof

265

148

West Coast District Municipality

976

511

Bergriver

158

95

Cederberg

24

9

Matzikama

31

12

Saldanha Bay

378

198

Swartland

385

197

Unallocated

3 239

1 840

Data note:  As the province moves closer to the peak and the Department of Health is recording over 1000 new cases daily, it is not possible to check and verify that the address data supplied for each new case is correct, within the time frames required to for the daily 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 33 deaths, bringing the total number of Covid-19 related deaths in the province to 1309. We send our condolences to their loved ones at this time.

Quarantine and isolation:

Quarantine and isolation are an important part of the response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Anyone who has tested positive for Covid-19 must isolate for a period of 14 days. If you are a close contact of someone who has tested positive for the virus, awaiting test results, or if you are experiencing symptoms but do not fall into one of the groups that will be tested under the risk adjusted testing strategy, you must quarantine. If you are able to isolate or quarantine safely at home, you will be allowed to do so. If you are not able to do so, the Western Cape has made isolation and quarantine sites available.

These sites allow you to safely isolate or quarantine without putting your family or your loved ones at risk of becoming ill. This is even more important if any of your family members fall into any of our vulnerable groups- being over 55 or having an underlying illness.

The Western Cape has provided isolation and quarantine facilities to a total of 2568 people, with 647 people currently in facilities across the province.

Lettie Tsosetsi, the first patient to be discharged from our Pinelands isolation and quarantine site said of her stay: "I was very happy really,after my difficult time. I am leaving this place happy, it was like a family, like a home."

Anneline van Wyk, who also stayed at the Pinelands site said: "I came here to protect my mother. I was very happy here. I liked the environment, I didn't feel at all sick, you made us feel human through it all. I'm very glad I chose to come here."

Anyone who needs to isolate or quarantine in one of our facilities can call the provincial hotline on 021 928 4102 and they will be referred to an appropriate facility.