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
Total active cases (currently infected patients)
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: https://coronavirus.westerncape.gov.za/covid-19-dashboard
State of the Province Address:
Earlier today, I delivered my State of the Province Address in Genadendal.