Update on the coronavirus by Premier Alan Winde - 9 June

As of 1pm on 9 June, the Western Cape has 12 250 active cases of Covid-19, with a total of 33 892 confirmed cases and 20 791 recoveries.

Total confirmed Covid-19 cases

33 892

Total recoveries

20 791

Total deaths

851

Total active cases (currently infected patients)

12 250

Total number of tests

211 177

Hospital admissions 1156 of which 220 are in ICU or high care
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Municipality

Cases

Recoveries

City of Cape Town

 27874

 18360

Cape Winelands District Municipality

 2652

 1318

Central Karoo District Municipality

 2

 1

Garden Route District Municipality

291

167

Overberg District Municipality

 262

 139

West Coast District Municipality

 489

207

Unallocated

2322

599

Total

33892

20791

 Sub Districts Cape Town Metro:

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Sub-districts

Cases

Recoveries

Western

3107

 2010

Southern

3354

 2062

Klipfontein

 3904

 2366

Mitchells Plain

 3197

 2018

Tygerberg

 4820

 3409

Khayelitsha

4216

3023

Eastern

3189

2015

Northern

2087

1457

 Sub Districts Non-Metro:

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Municipality

Cases

Recoveries

City of Cape Town

27874

18360

Cape Winelands District Municipality

2652

1318

Breede Valley

577

203

Drakenstein

1212

629

Langeberg

81

20

Stellenbosch

441

206

Witzenberg

341

260

Central Karoo District Municipality

2

1

Beaufort West

2

1

Laingsburg

0

0

Prince Albert

0

0

Garden Route District Municipality

291

167

Bitou

15

14

George

123

57

Hessequa

18

10

Kannaland

1

1

Knysna

75

49

Mossel Bay

44

28

Oudtshoorn

15

8

Overberg District Municipality

262

139

Cape Agulhas

18

8

Overstrand

106

60

Swellendam

15

9

Theewaterskloof

123

62

West Coast District Municipality

489

207

Bergriver

89

58

Cederberg

6

2

Matzikama

15

1

Saldanha Bay

191

69

Swartland

188

77

Unallocated

2322

599

More data, including updated suburb level data as at June 1, is available here: https://coronavirus.westerncape.gov.za/covid-19-dashboard

The Western Cape has recorded an additional 53 deaths, bringing the total number of Covid-19 related deaths in the province to 851. We send our condolences to the families and loved ones of the deceased at this time.

Alcohol related trauma:

A number of our hospitals have seen a significant spike in trauma cases linked to alcohol use since the sale of alcohol was unbanned on 1 June. This is extremely concerning to us as the healthcare system is already under pressure as a result of Covid-19. Since yesterday there have been numerous rumours that alcohol will be banned again. The Western Cape has not made any announcements to this effect, and we have not received any indication from the national government that this is planned. However, I want to be very clear with the people of the Western Cape: alcohol abuse is taking away hospital beds and care from people who need them during this very serious pandemic. 

Your grandmother, brother or sister could become ill with Covid-19 and require a hospital bed. 

Every single one of us has a role to play in making sure our healthcare system has the capacity to respond – please drink responsibly and play your part. If this doesn’t happen, we will have no choice but to explore alternative steps to ensure that this happens.

Groote Schuur testing and triage centre:

Another of the Western Cape Government’s testing and triage centres was opened at Groote Schuur today. This site, one of 18 in the first phase, will provide a dedicated space to screen, triage and test patients presenting to Groote Schuur. 

These centres help to ease the pressure on our hospital emergency care centres, while also separating testing and triaging from the rest of the hospital patients.

The province has now also begun phase two of this project, which will create 14 new temporary testing and triage sites in the metro, and an additional 20 in our non-metro areas.