The Western Cape has added 27 more deaths to its dashboard, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the province to 11 576.
This was said by Western Cape Premier Alan Winde on Wednesday, as he gave an update on the coronavirus and vaccine status in the province.
“There was also an unusually high number of deaths in yesterday’s (Tuesday) report. Please note that in the past few days we have received information from the SA Medical Research Council on additional confirmed COVID-19 deaths that occurred in the last four weeks, and these were added in two batches, as they came through, to yesterday (Tuesday) and today’s (Wednesday) death counts.
1/2 Update on the coronavirus and vaccines
As of 1pm on 21 April, the Western Cape has 2034 active COVID-19 infections, with a total of 282 768 people having been infected with COVID-19 to date and 269 064 recoveries.
— Premier Alan Winde (@alanwinde) April 21, 2021
“These deaths are mostly historic and did not occur in the last few days (most occurred prior to 30 March). There has not been a spike in deaths over the past few days,” Winde said.
He said as of 1pm on April 21, the Western Cape had 2 034 active COVID-19 infections, with a total of 282 768 people having been infected. There were 269 064 recoveries.
“A total of 53 507 out of the 53 820 vaccines received to date as part of the Sisonke trial, had been administered by 5pm on 20 April, which remains on hold at this time,” said Winde.
Here is a breakdown of the figures
Total confirmed number of people ever infected with COVID-19 in the Western Cape: 282 768
Total recoveries: 269 064
Vaccines administered: 53 507
Total deaths: 11 576
Total active cases (currently infected patients): 2 034
Tests conducted: 1 499 014
Hospitalisations: 713, of which 158 are in high care or ICU