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28 July 2020

Update on the coronavirus by Premier Alan Winde 27 July 2020

Media Release: Update on the coronavirus by Premier Alan Winde

27 July 2020

As of 1pm on 27 July, the Western Cape has 12 688 active cases of COVID-19, with a total of 91 180 confirmed cases and 75 595 recoveries.

Total confirmed COVID-19 cases 91 180
Total recoveries 75 595
Total deaths 2897
Total active cases (currently infected patients) 12 688
Tests conducted 402 630
Hospitalisations 1475 with 275 in ICU or high care

 

Cape Metro Sub-districts:

 

 Sub-district Cases   Recoveries
Western 7683   6489
Southern 7931   6755
Northern 5286   4563
Tygerberg 11247   9666
Eastern 8220   7082
Klipfontein 8057   6964
Mitchells Plain 7179   6088
Khayelitsha 7648   6832
Total 63251   53439

Sub-districts:

 District  Sub-district Cases Recoveries
Garden Route Bitou 366 208
Garden Route Knysna 912 502
Garden Route George 2337 1501
Garden Route Hessequa 133 68
Garden Route Kannaland 47 37
Garden Route Mossel Bay 1178 632
Garden Route Oudsthoorn 402 232
Cape Winelands Stellenbosch 1718 1456
Cape Winelands Drakenstein 3726 3194
Cape Winelands Breede Valley 2652 2200
Cape Winelands Langeberg 929 736
Cape Winelands Witzenberg 1206 922
Overberg Overstrand 1315 1105
Overberg Cape Agulhas 178 116
Overberg Swellendam 236 164
Overberg Theewaterskloof 928 735
West Coast Bergrivier 343 243
​West Coast ​Cederberg 109 61
West Coast  Matzikama 211 124
West Coast Saldanha Bay Municipality 1121 907
West Coast Swartland 1091 831
Central Karoo Beaufort West 218 88
Central Karoo Laingsburg 20 9
Central Karoo Prince Albert 1 1

Unallocated: 6552 (5084 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

The Western Cape has recorded an additional 35 deaths, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the province to 2897. We send our condolences to their loved ones at this time.   

Four months of lockdown and how the Western Cape Government has responded:

Today marks four months since South Africa went into Lockdown, in order to slow the spread of the virus and to buy us time to prepare our health and other government systems for the peak of infections that were to come. Our responsibility was to ensure that every person received the care they need, when they needed it.

The Western Cape Government has taken this responsibility very seriously, and our teams have worked around the clock to make sure that this happened. This was made clear in our special budget tabled last week, where R3.05 billion was allocated to the fight against Covid-19 in the Western Cape. This included:

 

  • R1.8 billion to the Department of Health for personal protective equipment, temporary field hospitals, testing and screening, and additional bed capacity;

 

  • R400 million to the Department of Transport and Public Works for the hiring of venues and the purchase of services for quarantine and isolation facilities;

 

  • R310 million to the Department of Education for personal protective equipment, and the sanitisation of schools;

 

  • R84 million for humanitarian relief including inter alia:

 

o   R25.9 million to the Department of Social Development for an emergency food relief programme;

 

o   R18 million to the Department of Education for an emergency school feeding scheme; and

 

o   R17.8 million to the Department of Local Government for an emergency food relief programme;

 

  • R27 million to the Department of Local Government for the coordination and implementation of the response to the pandemic in hotspots;

 

  • R14 million to the Department of Economic Development and Tourism to support small businesses, workplace safety, and screening passengers at the George Airport; and

 

  • R12 million to the Department of Social Development for personal protective equipment and operational support to Old Age Homes and Early Childhood Development Centres across the Western Cape.

 

More detailed information on the tabled budget and relevant documents, can be found on  https://www.westerncape.gov.za/provincial-treasury/news/special-adjustment-budget-address-budget-beat-covid-19-western-cape

 

I want to thank every person in our government for working so hard to make this happen. We are still in the midst of a serious pandemic, and we have a lot more work to do. But your hard work, and continuous dedication to saving lives has inspired me. Thank you!

 

To our residents: I know that you are tired, and that you wish this was all over already. I also do. The reality is that the virus is going to stay with us for some time still, as there is still no vaccine.

So we need to carry on changing our behaviour every day so that we keep ourselves, and our loved ones safe. I want to say a very big thank you to every single person who is doing so already. Millions of people across our province are following the golden rules and playing their part.

 

To those of you who are not yet, now is the time to join in. Wear your mask, wash your hands, keep a distance, avoid touching your face, and sneeze and cough into a tissue or the corner of your arm. If we all do this, we can keep safe, and we will save lives.

 

Webinar series launched to support tourism sector:

I am very concerned by the second unemployment pandemic taking shape in our province and country. We need to fight this pandemic with the same determination as we have Covid-19.

 

That is why I am pleased that our Western Cape Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier today announced a five-part weekly webinar series for the tourism sector that aims to provide support and advice on opening safely during the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

This tourism webinar series is one of the many ways we are working hard to support the tourism sector, which has been hard-hit by the Covid-19 pandemic and the Alert Level 3 restrictions and is facing significant job losses in the Western Cape.

 

The launch of the tourism webinar series follows the announcement on the 15 July of the Tourism Product Development Fund which commits a total of R5 million to support new or existing tourism products and experiences in the Western Cape.

For further details on registering for the tourism webinars, kindly follow https://www.westerncape.gov.za/news/webinar-series-launched-support-tourism-sector

 

Call for minute of remembrance in honour of all those who have gone before us:

 

Today our Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, with the support of our Faith Based Organisations (FBO) Network and various stakeholders, called for a minute of silence every Wednesday at 12h00 in which we light a candle in remembrance of those who have lost their lives to Covid-19.

 

As we understand that many feel overwhelmed with emotions of sadness, depression and/or anxiety with the increasing loss felt during this difficult time, we remain committed to the mental and physical wellbeing of all those we serve because it is only with compassionate will and collaborative efforts, that we will beat this pandemic.

 

The Western Cape Government, together with our FBO Network offer bereavement and psycho-social support through our Departments of Social Development and Health across the province. If psycho-social support is needed, please do not hesitate to contact us on our hotline number 0800 220 250 to be connected to your nearest local office or visit https://www.westerncape.gov.za/dept/social-development. For additional support, kindly contact the bereavement helpline on 082 925 5938 or 079 872 6408 or your local faith based organization for counselling as is needed.

Last published 28 July 2020