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Premier Alan Winde update on Coronavirus COVID-19 on 17 February

17 Feb 2021

As of 1pm on 17 February, the Western Cape has 5215 active Covid-19 infections with a total of 272 817 confirmed Covid-19 cases and 256 817 recoveries.

Total confirmed COVID-19 cases

272 817

Total recoveries

256 817

Total deaths

10 962

Total active cases (currently infected patients)


Tests conducted



1427 with 317 in ICU or high care

The Western Cape has recorded 23 additional deaths, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the province to10 962. 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:

Earlier today, I delivered my State of the Province Address in Genadendal. 

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