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Premier Alan Winde on Coronavirus COVID-19 and vaccines in the Western Cape

15 Jul 2021

As at 1pm on 15 July 2021, the Western Cape had 31 211 active COVID-19 infections, with a total number 357 727 COVID-19 cases to date and 312 883 recoveries.
By 5pm on 14 July 2021, the Western Cape Government had administered a cumulative total of 708 258 vaccines to healthcare workers, staff in the education sector and those who are in the over 50 and over 60 age brackets.

Total number of COVID-19 cases to date

357 727

 

Total recoveries

312 883

 

Total deaths

13 633

 

Total active cases (currently infected patients)

31 211

 

Tests conducted

1 910 218

 

Hospitalisations

2822 of which 617 are in high care or ICU

 

The current 7-day moving average is 67 deaths per day.
 
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: https://coronavirus.westerncape.gov.za/covid-19-dashboard
 
You can also view the Western Cape Government’s vaccine registration dashboard by visiting: https://coronavirus.westerncape.gov.za/vaccine-dashboard

Provincial Ministers lead the way in registering 35+

Today, the Provincial Minister of Transport and Public Works, Daylin Mitchell, and the Provincial Minister of Human Settlements, Tertius Simmers, registered on the Electronic Vaccination Data System or EVDS to receive their appointment dates and times for their vaccines.

This follows the opening of the EVDS to those in the 35 – 49 age group. It should be noted that while the EVDS is open to this younger age group, those who are over 50 and 60 years may continue to register on the EVDS and are encouraged to do so.

Minister Mitchell, who is the youngest member of the Provincial Cabinet, said: I registered for the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as the registration opened. I fall into the category of people who can register to be vaccinated starting from today. It literally took me a few minutes to register online. I urge all the young people who have not yet registered to do so. The sooner we register, the earlier we get a chance to get a jab. It is important for all of us to play our part in flattening the curve and stay safe.”

I want to encourage all those who are eligible to register, to do so. Registration is simple and can be done by:

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