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
Total active cases (currently infected patients)
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.