As at 1pm on 14 September 2021, the Western Cape had 17 354 active COVID-19 infections, with a total number 511 676 COVID-19 cases to date and 475 106 recoveries.
Total number of COVID-19 cases to date
Total active cases (currently infected patients)
2 365 705
Hospitalisations (private and public combined)
2646 of which 563 are in high care or ICU
By 5pm on 13 September 2021, the Western Cape Government had administered a cumulative total of 2 423 362 vaccines to healthcare workers, staff in the education sector and those within eligible age brackets.
The current 7-day moving average is 65 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
Western Cape Government welcomes vaccinations of Chrysalis Academy students
Today, Chrysalis Academy has begun vaccinating 31 students from the new intake, who have chosen to get vaccinated at DP Marais Hospital. The process of vaccinating students will be ongoing over the next two days and will further include 7 youth instructors and one staff member.
It is encouraging to note that 28 students had already been vaccinated before arriving at Chrysalis and will receive their second dose at a later stage while completing the 3-month residential programme.
I joined Minister Albert Fritz in commending Chrysalis Academy, under the leadership of its CEO, Dr Lucille Meyer, for playing their part in ensuring that the young people in the programme receive a vaccine opportunity in a safe and conveniently located setting.
I encourage those who have not yet gotten vaccinated to register on the Electronic Vaccine Data System where they will be allocated an appointment time and date.
Registration is simple and can be done by: