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Premier Alan Winde update on Coronavirus COVID-19 on 16 February

16 Feb 2021

As of 1pm on 16 February, the Western Cape has 5488 active Covid-19 infections with a total of 272 526 confirmed Covid-19 cases and 256 099 recoveries.

Total confirmed COVID-19 cases

272 526

Total recoveries

256 099

Total deaths

10 939

Total active cases (currently infected patients)


Tests conducted



1464 with 320 in ICU or high care

The Western Cape has recorded 79 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:

State of the Province Address:

Tomorrow I will deliver my State of the Province Address in Genadendal. You can read more about the work we have achieved over the last year here: and on our economic interventions here:

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COVID-19 Vaccine
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