As of July 8, the Western Cape has 16 750 active cases of COVID-19, with a total of 72 808 confirmed cases and 53 881 recoveries.

The Western Cape has recorded an additional 38 deaths, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the province to 2177.

The breakdown is as follows: 

Total confirmed COVID-19 cases 72808

Total recoveries 53881

Total deaths 2177

Total active cases (currently infected patients) 16750

Tests conducted 334928

Hospitalisations 1775 with 322 in ICU or high care

Sub Districts Cape Town Metro:

Western 6166 cases; 4802 recoveries

Southern 6431 cases; 4957 recoveries

Northern 4368 cases; 3506 recoveries

Tygerberg 9228 cases; 7337 recoveries

Eastern 6789 cases; 5148 recoveries

Klipfontein 7096 cases; 5516 recoveries

Mitchells Plain 5999 cases; 4732 recoveries

Khayelitsha 6984 cases; 5881 recoveries

Total 53061 cases; 41879 recoveries

Sub-districts:

Garden Route Bitou 133 cases; 49 recoveries

Garden Route Knysna 315 cases; 142 recoveries

Garden Route George 1084 cases; 458 recoveries

Garden Route Hessequa 34 cases; 20 recoveries

Garden Route Kannaland 20 cases; 10 recoveries

Garden Route Mossel Bay 415 cases; 151 recoveries

Garden Route Oudsthoorn 165 cases; 44 recoveries

Cape Winelands Stellenbosch 1300 cases; 870 recoveries

Cape Winelands Drakenstein 3012 cases; 2261 recoveries

Cape Winelands Breede Valley 2035 cases; 1309 recoveries

Cape Winelands Langeberg 645 cases; 370 recoveries

Cape Winelands Witzenberg 825 cases; 581 recoveries

Overberg Overstrand 895 cases; 518 recoveries

Overberg Cape Agulhas 74 cases; 42 recoveries

Overberg Swellendam 122 cases; 41 recoveries

Overberg Theewaterskloof 619 cases; 355 recoveries

West Coast Bergrivier 231 cases; 176 recoveries

​West Coast Cederberg 67 cases; 34 recoveries

West Coast Matzikama 107 cases; 45 recoveries

West Coast Saldanha Bay Municipality 807 cases; 528 recoveries

West Coast Swartland 757 cases; 484 recoveries

Central Karoo Beaufort West 59 cases; 18 recoveries

Central Karoo Laingsburg 7 cases; 1 recovery

Central Karoo Prince Albert 1 case; 0 recoveries

Unallocated: 6018 (3493)

Data note:

As the province moves closer to the peak and the Department of Health is recording over 1000 new cases daily, it is not possible to check and verify that the address data supplied for each new 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. The government is 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

RX Radio at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital wins global innovation prize:

“Today, I would like to send a huge congratulations to RX Radio, based at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital. This station, which is run by children, for children, has just been named a winner in the Reboot Health and Well-being innovation challenge, run by the World Health Organization,” Premier Alan Winde said in a statement.

“This challenge is aimed at celebrating young people’s creativity and their solutions to some of the health issues they face. ​Innovation is one of the values that this government celebrates, and to see our province’s children being honoured for their ideas makes me so very proud.”

RX Radio is the first radio station in the world to have trained child reporters from within a hospital. Many of their reporters are patients at the hospital, or family members or friends of a patient. Since the advent of COVID-19, the young people of RX radio have developed innovative and exciting new ways to continue telling young people’s stories.

“I myself have had the opportunity of being interviewed by these exceptional young people but I think what is most important is that young people are able to tell their own stories and the stories of their peers. Being able to hear and tell their stories at a time like this is necessary, and the young reporters of RX Radio have done an exceptional job,” Winde concluded.

You can watch the winner’s announcement video, with a presentation by one of the RX Radio reporters here: https://ideas.unite.un.org/reboothealth/Page/Home and see some of the work that the RX Radio team has produced here: http://rxradio.co.za/coronavirus/experiences/

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Article written by

Anita Froneman