Update on the coronavirus by Premier Alan Winde - 2 December

As of 1pm on 2 December, the Western Cape has 10 442  active cases of COVID-19, with a total of 132 642 confirmed cases and 117 501 recoveries.

Total confirmed COVID-19 cases

132 642

Total recoveries

117 501

Total deaths

4699

Total active cases (currently infected patients)

10 442

Total number of tests

813 824

Hospital admissions 1253 of which 209 are in ICU or high care
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Municipality

Cases

Recoveries

City of Cape Town

 88445

 80153

Cape Winelands District Municipality

 14233

 13134

Central Karoo District Municipality

 1179

 1014

Garden Route District Municipality

17112

12682

Overberg District Municipality

 4179

 3784

West Coast District Municipality

 5089

4700

Unallocated

2405

2034

Total

132642

117501

 Sub Districts Cape Town Metro:

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Sub-districts

Cases

Recoveries

Western

12344

 11015

Southern

 12039

 10618

Klipfontein

 10208

 9198

Mitchells Plain

 9908

 9015

Tygerberg

 14767

 13557

Khayelitsha

9008

8327

Eastern

12377

11260

Northern

7794

7163

 Sub Districts Non-Metro:

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Municipality

Cases

Recoveries

City of Cape Town

88445

80153

Cape Winelands District Municipality

14233

13134

Breede Valley

3809

3532

Drakenstein

4790

4498

Langeberg

1315

1194

Stellenbosch

2468

2254

Witzenberg

1851

1656

Central Karoo District Municipality

1179

1014

Beaufort West

985

839

Laingsburg

148

137

Prince Albert

46

38

Garden Route District Municipality

17112

12682

Bitou

1441

959

George

6560

4730

Hessequa

513

446

Kannaland

180

148

Knysna

2827

1955

Mossel Bay

3653

2831

Oudtshoorn

1938

1613

Overberg District Municipality

4179

3784

Cape Agulhas

425

352

Overstrand

1896

1789

Swellendam

401

372

Theewaterskloof

1457

1271

West Coast District Municipality

5089

4700

Bergriver

549

519

Cederberg

208

181

Matzikama

857

761

Saldanha Bay

1623

1518

Swartland

1852

1721

Unallocated

2405

2034

Data note:

* It is not always 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.  

**Due to a slight difference in the time at which the data for this statement was accessed, some of the sub-district data may differ from the data on the Western Cape provincial dashboard. Data updates in real time and therefore the numbers will vary at different times of the day. 

The Western Cape has recorded additional 28 deaths, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the province to 4699. We send our condolences to their loved ones at this time.

Managing resurgence through behaviour change:

Earlier today I participated in the Presidents Coordinating Council discussion, where President Cyril Ramaphosa engaged and consulted with the provincial Premiers- following a meeting of the COVID Command Council on Tuesday.

The Western Cape has seen a resurgence of COVID-19 in recent weeks and the increase in cases must be carefully monitored and managed. The Western Cape does not however support a lockdown being imposed on the province. We believe that local, targeted interventions based in science and common sense will not only help to flatten the curve of infection, but will also protect businesses and the economy from the negative impact of a lockdown.

We await further announcements from the President around potential interventions at a national level and in terms of the Disaster Management Act.

The Western Cape, for its part, will be working on specific and localised interventions aimed at reducing the infection rate. The province has for the duration of this pandemic, worked to introduce smart, innovative ways to reduce risk and infection. We will make further announcements during tomorrow's digicon on interventions which are focused on behaviour change and stronger enforcement.

I understand that COVID-19 fatigue has set in, and at this time of year, residents want to relax and enjoy everything that this province has to offer. However, in order to protect ourselves and our loved ones until a vaccine becomes widely available, we must continue to implement simple behavioural steps. 

As a province, we have faced and overcome major challenges such as the drought and the COVID-19 peak earlier this year. We have managed to overcome these challenges because residents took responsibility for themselves, and worked towards a common good. 

I want to thank those residents and businesses who have heeded our call over the past few weeks- and have taken responsibility as part of our recovery deal. That deal is still on the table- this province will continue to fight for recovery- so that we can win back jobs, make this province safer, and contribute to the dignity and wellbeing of our residents. In return, we ask only that you commit to safer behaviours- wear your mask, wash your hands regularly and keep your distance. This festive season - reduce the size of gatherings, or postpone them until it is safer, take your gatherings outdoors, and at all times avoid confined spaces, close contact and crowded places.