As of 1pm on 28 July, the Western Cape has 11 876 active cases of COVID-19, with a total of 91 659 confirmed cases and 76 835 recoveries.
Total confirmed COVID-19 cases 91 659
Total recoveries 76 835
Total deaths 2948
Total active cases (currently infected patients) 11 876
Tests conducted 404 635
Hospitalisations 1454 with 272 in ICU or high care
Cape Metro Sub-districts:
Sub-district Cases Recoveries
Western 7721 6588
Southern 8003 6832
Northern 5314 4640
Tygerberg 11295 9798
Eastern 8248 7189
Klipfontein 8109 7024
Mitchells Plain 7209 6160
Khayelitsha 7666 6909
Total 63 565 55 140
District Sub-district Cases Recoveries
Garden Route Bitou 372 222
Garden Route Knysna 921 549
Garden Route George 2382 1582
Garden Route Hessequa 139 72
Garden Route Kannaland 49 41
Garden Route Mossel Bay 1205 698
Garden Route Oudsthoorn 429 248
Cape Winelands Stellenbosch 1732 1477
Cape Winelands Drakenstein 3756 3240
Cape Winelands Breede Valley 2665 2247
Cape Winelands Langeberg 935 761
Cape Winelands Witzenberg 1234 939
Overberg Overstrand 1315 1122
Overberg Cape Agulhas 180 127
Overberg Swellendam 238 177
Overberg Theewaterskloof 935 759
West Coast Bergrivier 342 250
West Coast Cederberg 109 66
West Coast Matzikama 212 134
West Coast Saldanha Bay Municipality 1130 925
West Coast Swartland 1107 855
Central Karoo Beaufort West 229 94
Central Karoo Laingsburg 21 13
Central Karoo Prince Albert 2 1
Unallocated: 6455 (5096 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.
More data is available here: https://coronavirus.westerncape.gov.za/covid-19-dashboard(link is external)
The Western Cape has recorded an additional 51 deaths, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the province to 2948. We send our condolences to their loved ones at this time.
Always wear a cloth mask when in public – the virus can spread anywhere
I want to extend a big thank you to all those residents who are correctly wearing a cloth mask whenever in public. I know this is not a normal thing to do, but it is an important way to prevent the virus from spreading, and from getting infected.
We have however received feedback from our hotspot teams that some residents only put on their cloth masks when instructed to do so on entering a building such as a shopping mall. It’s very important to remember that you must wear your mask whenever in public, and around other people around – including when this is an outside area. I know wearing a mask can be uncomfortable, but it makes a big difference in slowing the spread of Covid-19.
It is important to remember that the virus can spread in any setting, and a mask is an effective way to protect yourself and your loved ones.
The mask must also always be worn in conjunction with the other golden rules. Please remember to:
• Keep a distance between yourself and others (at least 1.5m) and avoid gatherings
• Wash your hands regularly with soap, or use hand sanitizer
• Clean surfaces in your home and business often
• Cough and sneeze into a tissue or the corner of your arm
If we all act in this way we can slow the spread of the virus, protect our loved ones, and save lives.
The Western Cape Government’s ‘One Home, One Garden’ Campaign
Today the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, announced that the province had a total of 1371 food gardens, established over the past two months as part of the ‘One Home, One Garden’ Campaign.
Last week alone, 433 gardens were established in the Cape Metro, with 123 of these gardens in Gugulethu. Other areas include: Riversdale, Groot Brak, Thembalethu, Nduli, Bella Vista and DuNoon, amongst others.
The Hard Lockdown and other restrictions have caused a second unemployment pandemic, and a severe humanitarian crisis. Many of our residents are battling to put food on the table and support their families. Initiatives such as this, which form part of our Covid-19 response, are key interventions that will help make a difference in our most vulnerable communities.
Minister Meyer said: “Through our food security and humanitarian response, the Western Cape Department of Agriculture supports access to affordable and diverse food. By encouraging communities and households to establish food gardens, we are shifting the focus from food relief to food security.”
Source: Government of South Africa