The Western Cape has 2 222 active cases of COVID-19 as of 1pm, 23 March. The province’s total number of COVID-19 infections has now reached 278 771 confirmed cases and 265 109 recoveries. This indicates a maintained 95% percent recovery rate.
A total of 30 992 out of the 44 040 vaccines received to date, as part of the Sisonke trial, have been administered, reports Premier Alan Winde. This indicates that 70.4% of the allocated quantity have been used.
On March 22, the Western Cape received another 12 760 vaccines as part of its third tranche allocation of 18 080 vaccines. This brings the total number of vaccines received to date to 44 040.
Vaccinations did not take place over the long weekend, as the province was awaiting delivery of its latest allocation of vaccines. The Sisonke vaccines are being administered in four tranches over an eight-week period, with new batches of vaccines arriving weekly.
Here is a breakdown of the province’s COVID-19 numbers:
- Total confirmed COVID-19 cases: 278 771
- Total recoveries: 265 109
- Vaccines administered: 30 992
- Total deaths: 11 426
- Total active cases (currently infected patients): 2 222
- Tests conducted: 1 408 294
- Hospitalisations: 889
- ICU or high care: 181
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