Western Cape has over 6 000 active Covid-19

Western Cape has over 6 000 active Covid-19 cases

Note: Due to different reporting times, the provincial numbers will differ to the national numbers for given provinces by a few cases per day.

Of the 12 519 confirmed Covid-19 cases in the Western Cape as of 13:00 on Friday, 6 136 are active while 6 126 are recoveries.

“It is also positive to see that only about half of the total number of cases reported in the province is currently active,” Premier Alan Winde said in a statement.

“It is important to remember that most people who contract Covid-19 will recover and 90% of cases will not require hospitalisation,” he added.

The province has recorded 22 more deaths, bringing the toll to 257, while 107 567 tests have been conducted to date.

The sub-district with the highest number of cases is Tygerberg with 1 918 cases and 1 113 recoveries followed by Khayelitsha with 1 673 cases and 926 recoveries and Klipfontein with 1 451 cases and 695 recoveries.

Remaining sub-district breakdown:

Western: 1 283 cases and 709 recoveries.

Southern: 1 339 cases and 507 recoveries.

Northern: 733 cases and 402 recoveries.

Eastern: 1 074 cases and 636 recoveries.

Mitchells Plain: 1 205 cases and 606 recoveries.

The sub-districts with the highest number of cases in the Cape Winelands are Witzenberg with 214 followed by Drakenstein with 188 and Stellenbosch with 79.

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The province also has 1 024 unallocated cases.

The provincial government said it was heartening to see 65% of the healthcare workers in the province, who have contracted Covid-19, have recovered.

“In total, the province has recorded 421 infections in healthcare workers in the province [both public and private sector] and 274 of these have recovered,” Winde said.

The province has thanked healthcare workers for their sterling work, with Winde saying the province had committed R1.14 billion to Covid-19 expenditure for “supplies such as PPE, medical equipment and beds as part of our healthcare response, and in our humanitarian response in order to mitigate the impact of the virus and the lockdown on residents”.


Source: News24

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