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Premier Alan Winde confirms total of 294 407 cases of Coronavirus COVID-19 in Western Cape

1 Jun 2021

As at 1pm on 1 June 2021, the Western Cape had 4053 active COVID-19 infections, with a total number of 294 407 COVID-19 cases to date and 278 597 recoveries. 

Total number of COVID-19 cases to date

294 407

Total recoveries

278 597

Total deaths

11 820

Total active cases (currently infected patients)


Tests conducted

1 643 135


839, of which 184 are in high care or ICU

By 5pm on 31 May 2021, the Western Cape Government had administered:



Phase 1a (Sisonke trial)

93 153

Phase 1b and Phase 2

53 443 


146 596 (note: this figure is more than the dashboard figure due to a short lag time in updating vaccinations on the dashboard)

The Western Cape has recorded 9 additional deaths since our last daily update on Monday, 31 May, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the province to 11 820. We send our condolences to the loved ones of those who have passed.

Additional data is available on the Western Cape COVID-19 data dashboard which also features active cases per sub-district, active cases per 100 000 and 7-day moving averages. To view the Dashboard, visit:  

#LetsDoThis: Western Cape launches non-Metro vaccination drive with Tannie Evita

Today, I had the great pleasure of launching the province’s non-Metro vaccination drive with Tannie Evita Bezuidenhout.

Tannie Evita, who is a resident in the West Coast District of the Western Cape, received her vaccination today at the Wesbank Community Hall in Malmesbury, helping to send an important message to residents across the province that the vaccine is safe and that it offers excellent protection against severe COVID-19 related illness and death.

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