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Premier Alan Winde update on Coronavirus COVID-19 on 29 September

29 Sep 2021

Update on the coronavirus and vaccines by Premier Alan Winde

As at 1pm on 29 September 2021, the Western Cape 6224 active COVID-19 infections, with a total number 518 766 COVID-19 cases to date and 492 791 recoveries. 

Total number of COVID-19 cases to date

518 766

 

Total recoveries

492 791

 

Total deaths

19 751

 

Total active cases (currently infected patients)

6224

 

Tests conducted

2 433 091

 

Hospitalisations (private and public combined)

1915 of which 397 are in high care or ICU

 

By 5pm on 28 September 2021, the Western Cape Government had administered a cumulative total of 2 825 101 vaccines to healthcare workers, staff in the education sector and those within eligible age brackets.

The current 7-day moving average is 26 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 welcomes upcoming PCC and reiterates call to fully reopen economy

I am pleased that the President has called a meeting of the President’s Coordinating Council tomorrow, allowing provinces to review and voice their concerns on current restrictions. During the PCC, I will reiterate the Western Cape’s call for the termination of the National State of Disaster.

The Western Cape has now exited the third wave. According to the technical definition, leaving the third wave requires that new infections are 15% of the peak, or 530 cases a day on average. Our current daily infections are lower than this and now stands at 350 a day.

It is not fair on our small businesses, especially in the hospitality sector, to have restrictions in place for even a day longer than necessary. We must get the balance right in saving both lives and jobs. Ending the National State of Disaster is the right thing to do.

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