Update on the coronavirus and vaccines by Premier Alan Winde
As at 1pm on 6 September 2021, the Western Cape had 27 660 active COVID-19 infections, with a total number 502 777 COVID-19 cases to date and 456 354 recoveries.
Total number of COVID-19 cases to date
Total active cases (currently infected patients)
2 320 657
Hospitalisations (private and public combined)
2969 of which 631 are in high care or ICU
By 5pm on 5 September 2021, the Western Cape Government had administered a cumulative total of 2 200 358 vaccines to healthcare workers, staff in the education sector and those within eligible age brackets.
The current 7-day moving average is 77 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
Premier Winde calls on residents to make use of their vaccine opportunity
I call on residents to make use of their vaccine opportunity and play their part in saving lives and livelihoods.
Of those aged 18 years and older, 32.3% of those residing in the Western Cape have already received at least 1 dose of their COVID-19 vaccine. This includes:
- Those 60 years and older, of which 65.5% have already received their first dose and 55.1% are already fully vaccinated.
- Those between 50-59 years, of which 49.2% have already received their first dose and 33.2% are already fully vaccinated.
- Those between 35-49 years, of which 34% have already received their first dose and 14.9% are already fully vaccinated.
- Those between 18-34 years, of which 13.9% have already received their first dose and 5.4% are already fully vaccinated.
We remain concerned about the lower vaccine uptake among those in the 50-59 age group and encourage those in this age group to make use of their vaccine opportunity. Please do not wait for your appointment and walk into vaccine sites, where you will be prioritised.
Those aged 50 years and older remain at the highest risk of serious illness and death, which is why we must ensure that no person in this age group is left behind and that we achieve our targets. Vaccines are highly effective in preventing serious illness and death and are safe use.
The time has come for each of us to play our part so that we can protect ourselves and those around us while ensuring that we move forward and open up our economy.