As of today [April 5] the Western Cape has recorded a total of 464 confirmed COVID-19 infections.
While the province continues to strive towards flattening the curve, Premier Alan Winde is encouraging locals to keep staying at home.
“Let’s have in our minds the lives we will each save if we all work together. We are staying home for ourselves, our family and friends, our children, our grandmas and grandpas, for the healthcare workers who are facing this virus head on and need our help to flatten the curve, and for our fellow men and women across South Africa,” said Winde.
The breakdown of cases is as follows:
Sub Districts Cape Town Metro:
Mitchells Plain: 6
In total these areas have 368 cases.
Sub Districts Non-Metro:
Garden Route Bitou: 5
Garden Route Knysna: 12
Garden Route George: 12
Garden Route Hessequa: 5
Garden Route Mossel Bay: 14
Garden Route Oudtshoorn: 2
Cape Winelands Stellenbosch: 16
Cape Winelands Drakenstein: 6
Cape Winelands Breede Valley: 5
Cape Winelands Langeberg: 1
Overberg Overstrand: 9
Overberg Theewaterskloof: 1
West Coast Saldanha Bay Municipality: 2
West Coast Swartland: 2
Twenty more people were admitted to hospital for COVID-19 with nine now in ICU.
“With cases of Covid-19 spreading throughout the province, doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers are on the frontlines of the pandemic as they care for these patients in our hospitals. The best way we can thank them is by staying home. Our medical students are also pitching in to provide Coronavirus education on the phone. They are facing enormous challenges, yet they are responding with courage, resolve and professionalism. Their dedication is a true inspiration. Today, I would like to thank our EMS staff, physicians, nurses, community health workers and all healthcare workers and support staff who are caring for the most vulnerable among us,” said Western Cape Health Minister, Nomafrench Mbombo.