Update on the coronavirus and vaccines by Premier Alan Winde
As at 1pm on 20 July 2021, the Western Cape had 31 330 active COVID-19 infections, with a total number 367 827 COVID-19 cases to date and 322 448 recoveries.
Total number of COVID-19 cases to date
Total active cases (currently infected patients)
1 940 168
2880 of which 646 are in high care or ICU
By 5pm on 19 July 2021, the Western Cape Government had administered a cumulative total of 819 203 vaccines to healthcare workers, staff in the education sector and those within eligible age brackets.
The current 7-day moving average is 75 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
Hospitalisations and deaths still increasing in the Western Cape
I call on residents to continue playing their part and flatten the curve through the lifesaving behaviours or non-pharmaceutical interventions that we have learnt since the start of the pandemic.
These include washing and sanitizing our hands regularly, wearing our masks correctly, and avoiding gatherings and large crowds; while also ensuring that we have access to fresh air by opening doors and windows, where possible.
At this stage, our province’s health platform shows us that:
- We are seeing approximately 2 300 new diagnoses each day;
- Admissions are continuing to increase, particularly in the public sector, and we now have around 320 new admissions each day; and
- Deaths are also sadly increasing, and we are seeing on average 75 deaths each day now.
Let’s play our part in flattening the curve so that we save lives and jobs in the Western Cape.