The Western Cape has 7220 confirmed coronavirus cases, of which 4518 are active cases as of 1pm, May 14. 325 people have been admitted to hospital, of which 120 are in ICU or high care. 2573 people have recovered.

There have been an additional 12 COVID-19 related deaths recorded, bringing the total number of deaths from the virus in the province to 129.

The breakdown of cases is as follows:

Sub Districts Cape Town Metro:

Western 857
Southern 673
Northern  489
Tygerberg 1193
Eastern 747
Klipfontein 865
Mitchells Plain 697
Khayelitsha 966
Total 6487

Sub Districts Non-Metro:
District Sub-district
Garden Route Bitou 5
Garden Route Knysna 17
Garden Route George 18
Garden Route Hessequa 9
Garden Route Mossel Bay 22
Garden Route Oudtshoorn 4
Cape Winelands Stellenbosch 45
Cape Winelands Drakenstein 67
Cape Winelands Breede Valley 43
Cape Winelands Langeberg 3
Cape Winelands Witzenberg 188
Overberg Overstrand 17
Overberg Cape Agulhas 2
Overberg Swellendam 7
Overberg Theewaterskloof 10
West Coast Bergrivier 18
West Coast Matzikama 1
West Coast Saldanha Bay Municipality 10
West Coast Swartland 24

Unallocated: 222

In a statement, Premier Alan Winde also highlighted the success of the emergency feeding program for learners in the province that took place during the week of 6-10 April. 1.2 million take-away meals were served to children across the province, an average of 65 000 children each day for the two days per week of feeding.

In terms of additional humanitarian relief, over 134 000 food parcels and nearly 200 000 daily cooked meals have been provided across the province by provincial and national departments, municipalities, businesses, NGOs, faith-based organisations, SASSA, and the Solidarity Fund. In total, the Western Cape Government has allocated in excess of R70 million in food relief during this period, while municipalities have contributed more than R18 million.

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