As of 1pm on 26 October, the Western Cape has 3424 active Covid-19 infections with a total of 115 143 confirmed Covid-19 cases and 107 388 recoveries.
Total confirmed COVID-19 cases 115 143
Total recoveries 107 388
Total deaths 4331
Total active cases (currently infected patients) 3424
Tests conducted 655 423
Hospitalisations 542 with 109 of these in ICU or high care
Cape Metro Sub-districts:
Sub-district Cases Recoveries
Western 10536 9669
Southern 10373 9512
Northern 7133 6687
Tygerberg 13904 13117
Eastern 10770 10053
Klipfontein 9558 8835
Mitchells Plain 9135 8584
Khayelitsha 8460 7994
Total 79869 74451
District Sub-district Cases Recoveries
Garden Route Bitou 679 637
Garden Route Knysna 1630 1539
Garden Route George 3865 3545
Garden Route Hessequa 350 325
Garden Route Kannaland 145 135
Garden Route Mossel Bay 2543 2421
Garden Route Oudsthoorn 1594 1423
Cape Winelands Stellenbosch 2202 2054
Cape Winelands Drakenstein 4566 4285
Cape Winelands Breede Valley 3527 3376
Cape Winelands Langeberg 1197 1135
Cape Winelands Witzenberg 1667 1566
Overberg Overstrand 1716 1616
Overberg Cape Agulhas 331 292
Overberg Swellendam 361 343
Overberg Theewaterskloof 1239 1157
West Coast Bergrivier 507 458
West Coast Cederberg 175 166
West Coast Matzikama 698 583
West Coast Saldanha Bay Municipality 1497 1381
West Coast Swartland 1709 1589
Central Karoo Beaufort West 840 759
Central Karoo Laingsburg 142 133
Central Karoo Prince Albert 34 33
Unallocated: 2060(1986 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 6 deaths, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the province to 4331. We send our condolences to their loved ones at this time.
Building on taxi industry partnership for Western Cape recovery:
The Red Dot Taxi service has been an important part of our response to COVID-19 in the province- creating a safe public transport system for our healthcare workers and for those being transported to and from our quarantine and isolation facilities.
Since its launch, the service has completed over 110 000 health worker trips and over 11 400 Q and I trips. We worked with the taxi industry in the province to ensure that the service they offered was safe- with taxis being regularly sanitised, load numbers managed and a protective screen placed between drivers and passengers.
The taxi industry have been valuable partners during this time, and the Western Cape Government, under the leadership of Minister of Transport and Public Works, Bonginkosi Madizela, continues to engage with the industry to build good working relations.
We are therefore very pleased that the Western Cape Government will once again partner with the industry on the Blue Dot service as part of our provincial recovery plan.
A working public transport system forms the backbone of an economy, allowing residents to get to and from work, school and economic opportunities in a way that is safe, affordable and reliable. The railway system has been allowed to fall into disarray by the national government and while we appreciate the announcement that the central railway line will be repaired, this may take months or even years.
The Blue Dot Service will provide monthly incentives to taxi operators and drivers to provide good service and to operate safely. We will use technology and a five-star rating system to track performance against set targets.
We intend to roll out the first phase in this financial year, using the Department of Transport and Public Works own resources. We will launch in the metro, in partnership with SANTACO, and work with up to 1000 drivers and operators on priority routes.
Two thirds of the province’s commuters currently rely on taxis and the Blue Dot system will help us to improve the service commuters receive, and create a safer experience, while also supporting jobs in the industry.
Source: Government of South Africa