As of 1pm on 30 April, the Western Cape has 1880 active COVID-19 infections, with a total of 283 967 people having been infected with COVID-19 to date and 270 349 recoveries. A total of 56 447 vaccines received as part of the Sisonke trial have been administered to date.
Total confirmed number of people ever infected with COVID-19 in WC
Total active cases (currently infected patients)
1 533 005
745, of which 152 are in high care or ICU
The Western Cape has recorded 2 additional deaths since Thursday, 29 April, bringing the total number of Covid-19 related deaths in the province to 11 621. 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
Let’s continue to stay safe and move forward as school holiday draws to a close
As we near the end of the school holidays, I call on all residents to continue to stay safe and move forward. We can do this by washing and sanitizing our hands regularly, wearing our masks correctly and maintaining a safe social distance.
At the same time, we must continue to avoid the 3 Cs which include crowded spaces, close contact and confined spaces. If you are meeting with friends and family over the weekend, please keep gatherings short, small and outdoors, where possible.
We also call on residents to help those over 60 to register on the EVDS system, which can be found at: https://vaccine.enroll.health.gov.za/
Should you need assistance with the registration process, do not hesitate to visit www.sacoronavirus.co.za/evds/support/ or call our call centre on 0860 142 142.