As of 1pm on 18 September, the Western Cape has 2675 active cases of COVID-19, with a total of 108 377 confirmed cases and 101 650 recoveries.
Total confirmed COVID-19 cases 108 226
Total recoveries 101 452
Total deaths 4106
Total active cases (currently infected patients) 2621
Tests conducted 514 329
Hospitalisations 649 with 124 in ICU or high care
Cape Metro Sub-districts:
Sub-district Cases Recoveries
Western 9492 8963
Southern 9767 9103
Northern 6723 6412
Tygerberg 13394 12674
Eastern 10234 9624
Klipfontein 9224 8540
Mitchells Plain 8637 8158
Khayelitsha 8347 7857
Total 75824 71331
District Sub-district Cases Recoveries
Garden Route Bitou 607 577
Garden Route Knysna 1459 1357
Garden Route George 3490 3268
Garden Route Hessequa 304 280
Garden Route Kannaland 110 109
Garden Route Mossel Bay 2315 2192
Garden Route Oudsthoorn 1368 1160
Cape Winelands Stellenbosch 2062 1936
Cape Winelands Drakenstein 4335 4093
Cape Winelands Breede Valley 3419 3215
Cape Winelands Langeberg 1138 1074
Cape Winelands Witzenberg 1606 1486
Overberg Overstrand 1597 1522
Overberg Cape Agulhas 283 263
Overberg Swellendam 332 300
Overberg Theewaterskloof 1177 1102
West Coast Bergrivier 426 397
West Coast Cederberg 163 156
West Coast Matzikama 452 347
West Coast Saldanha Bay Municipality 1367 1301
West Coast Swartland 1580 1452
Central Karoo Beaufort West 649 512
Central Karoo Laingsburg 140 125
Central Karoo Prince Albert 29 23
Unallocated: 2151 (2072 recovered)
Data note: It is not always possible to check and verify that the address data supplied for each new recorded case is correct, within the time frames required to provide regular and timely updates. This means that in some instances, cases could be allocated to the wrong sub-districts. We are working with the sub-districts to clean and verify the data and where errors are picked up locally, cases will be re-allocated to the correct areas.
The Western Cape has recorded an additional 7 deaths, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the province to 4106. We send our condolences to their family and friends at this time.
Move to alert level 1:
Earlier this week, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the country will move to alert level one at midnight on Sunday. The Western Cape Government welcomes the move, which will create more economic activity and help to save jobs but we must do this safely to ensure that we are able to stay safe while moving forward.
This will require each and every one of us to wear our masks, wash our hands and practice social distancing and for every business to comply with the safety regulations which are in place.
We note that the regulations were gazetted today and will be studying them in detail.
The move to level one must not be seen as a chance to let our guard’s down- but rather an opportunity to begin rebuilding our economy and to help those businesses which have been severely impacted by months of lockdown and restrictions.
I therefore encourage all those who are able to, to support a local business- whether it be buying your fruit and vegetables from a local vendor or market, buying locally produced clothing or crafts, making use of a local service provider or artisan or taking a trip to your favorite Western Cape destination.
Over the past six months, we have watched South Africans stand together to fight this virus and we have seen the impact of what a combined and concerted effort can do. We must direct the same energy towards ensuring that we are able to save jobs and prevent the second pandemic of unemployment and avert a humanitarian crisis.
Source: Government of South Africa