Update on the coronavirus by Premier Alan Winde - 4 December

As of 1pm on 4 December, the Western Cape has 12 418 active cases of COVID-19, with a total of 136 129 confirmed cases and 118 956  recoveries.

Total confirmed COVID-19 cases

136 129

Total recoveries

118 956

Total deaths

4755

Total active cases (currently infected patients)

12 418

Total number of tests

826 922

Hospital admissions 1316 of which 236 are in ICU or high care
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Municipality

Cases

Recoveries

City of Cape Town

 89818

 80757

Cape Winelands District Municipality

 14464

 13191

Central Karoo District Municipality

 1220

 1024

Garden Route District Municipality

17902

13331

Overberg District Municipality

 4273

 3798

West Coast District Municipality

 5173

4730

Unallocated

3279

2125

Total

136129

118956

 Sub Districts Cape Town Metro:

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Sub-districts

Cases

Recoveries

Western

12619

 11145

Southern

 12347

 10744

Klipfontein

 10307

 9267

Mitchells Plain

 10023

 9064

Tygerberg

 14964

 13647

Khayelitsha

9104

8372

Eastern

12534

11307

Northern

7920

7211

 Sub Districts Non-Metro:

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Municipality

Cases

Recoveries

City of Cape Town

89818

80757

Cape Winelands District Municipality

14464

13191

Breede Valley

3852

3544

Drakenstein

4839

4511

Langeberg

1346

1205

Stellenbosch

2530

2271

Witzenberg

1897

1660

Central Karoo District Municipality

1220

1024

Beaufort West

1025

849

Laingsburg

148

137

Prince Albert

47

38

Garden Route District Municipality

17902

13331

Bitou

1560

1038

George

6857

4986

Hessequa

527

459

Kannaland

186

161

Knysna

2982

2091

Mossel Bay

3808

2951

Oudtshoorn

1982

1645

Overberg District Municipality

4273

3798

Cape Agulhas

452

361

Overstrand

1919

1790

Swellendam

406

373

Theewaterskloof

1496

1274

West Coast District Municipality

5173

4730

Bergriver

557

521

Cederberg

220

184

Matzikama

856

769

Saldanha Bay

1659

1527

Swartland

1881

1729

Unallocated

136129

118956

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.  

The Western Cape has recorded additional 34 deaths, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the province to 4799 .We send our condolences to their loved ones at this time.

Increased enforcement activities underway:

The Western Cape Government this week detailed its three pronged approach to managing the COVID-19 resurgence in the province. The three prongs include a continuation of our healthcare response to ensure that those who need care are able to access it, behavioural change and increased enforcement.

In line with our commitment to a whole of government approach to flattening the resurgence of infections in the province, we have been working with traffic, law enforcement, environmental health officers and SAPS on increased enforcement of safety protocols and the alert level 1 regulations.

As part of these operations, overseen by our Disaster Management teams, roadblocks have been held at key entry and exit points to the province, including the N2 at Grabouw and also outside of Beaufort West.

On the Garden Route, roadblocks are planned for key routes around Mossel Bay, and compliance checks are also being conducted at businesses, pubs and taverns. In Knysna inspections are also being conducted at businesses and public amenities.

Last night, City of Cape Town Law enforcement officials conducted inspections at businesses along Bree and Long Streets where warning notices were issued for non-compliance. Follow up visits will be conducted over the course of the weekend and those still found to be non-compliant will be fined.

Health awareness activities are also planned at sites around the province including in the Mossel Bay CBD, the KwaNonquba Asla Park and Great Brak River areas on an ongoing, daily basis. 

Health promoters will also be visiting certain shopping centres and public spaces throughout the Cape Winelands district this weekend.

The behaviour change aspect of our response rests in all of our hands.

I call on businesses to evaluate their safety protocols to reduce the risk of infections occurring there. This includes ensuring that premises and venues are well ventilated, crowds are limited and hygiene protocols are in place. 

Residents must ensure that they are complying with the rules and taking measures to protect themselves and others. If we all work hard to rollback the resurgence now, we can flatten the curve and ensure that businesses can continue to operate, that our healthcare system will be able to provide care to all of those who need it, and that we can protect our most vulnerable including the elderly, and those at higher risk as a result of diabetes, hypertension, heart and lung illnesses and other comorbidities.