As of 1pm on 15 February, the Western Cape has 5980 active Covid-19 infections with a total of 272 302 confirmed Covid-19 cases and 255 462 recoveries.
Total confirmed COVID-19 cases
Total active cases (currently infected patients)
1465 with 334 in ICU or high care
The Western Cape has recorded 23 additional deaths, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the province to10 860. We send our condolences to their loved ones at this time.
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. Access the data dashboard here: https://coronavirus.westerncape.gov.za/covid-19-dashboard
Community Economic Recovery Project injects R3 million into the informal economy:
Earlier today, Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier and I, had the opportunity to visit two beneficiaries of an exciting pilot project which has injected R3 million into the informal economy by providing vouchers to community kitchens, which they can redeem at local spaza shops.
Read the full statement here: https://www.westerncape.gov.za/gc-news/411/56045 and see pictures of the visit to Mpumi's Kitchen and the Lingelethu Cash store, in Harare, Khayelitsha, attached.