The first patient has been admitted to the “Hospital of Hope” at the Cape Town Convention Centre. The 75-year-old man from Mitchell’s Plain will be joined by another four men and five women.
The patients admitted to the Hospital of Hope are from across the Cape area including: Phillipi, Gugulethu, Crossroads, Portlands, Lenteguer, Sea Ridge Park, Mandaly, Samora and Rocklands.
“All ten patients are in recovery and meet the intermediate care admission criteria. We wish them well on their path to good health,” said Premier Alan Winde.
The confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Western Cape are at 32 048 with 12 149 active cases and 19 101 recoveries. The total death toll for the province sits at 798, 24 more since the last recording. Of those who are sick, 1 156 have been admitted to hospital with 194 in ICU.
The Western Cape government has said they are taking extra steps to help those in groups identified to be the most vulnerable, including those over 55 and those with underlying conditions.
“The Department of Social Development in the province is providing additional support to old aged homes to help fight COVID-19. This support includes testing and screening, and specilaised training in infection prevention. An additional R1.755 million in funding has also been allocated to old aged homes for the fight against COVID-19. We have also made 15 00 masks available to homes across the province and provided 5000 face shields to over 100 homes,” said Winde.
In addition, the government are prioritising healthcare workers, the elderly and chronic patients for the flu vaccine as we move into flu season to avoid compromising their immune systems.
The breakdown of the cases across the province are as follows:
Sub Districts Cape Town Metro:
Western 2928 cases; 1898 recoveries
Southern 3214 cases; 1909 recoveries
Northern 1938 cases; 1292 recoveries
Tygerberg 4533 cases; 3152 recoveries
Eastern 3033 cases; 1810 recoveries
Klipfontein 3698 cases; 2187 recoveries
Mitchells Plain 3029 cases; 1855 recoveries
Khayelitsha 3969 cases; 2773 recoveries
Total 26342 cases; 16876 recoveries
Garden Route Bitou 15 cases; 14 recoveries
Garden Route Knysna 72 cases; 44 recoveries
Garden Route George 112 cases; 56 recoveries
Garden Route Hessequa 15 cases; 10 recoveries
Garden Route Kannaland 1 case; 1 recovery
Garden Route Mossel Bay 40 cases; 28 recoveries
Garden Route Oudsthoorn 18 cases; 8 recoveries
Cape Winelands Stellenbosch 402 cases; 173 recoveries
Cape Winelands Drakenstein 1169 cases; 554 recoveries
Cape Winelands Breede Valley 481 cases; 170 recoveries
Cape Winelands Langeberg 69 cases; 16 recoveries
Cape Winelands Witzenberg 324 cases; 248 recoveries
Overberg Overstrand 103 cases; 53 recoveries
Overberg Cape Agulhas 17 cases; 5 recoveries
Overberg Swellendam 15 cases; 9 recoveries
Overberg Theewaterskloof 117 cases; 54 recoveries
West Coast Bergrivier 85 cases; 45 recoveries
West Coast Cederberg 5 cases; 1 recovery
West Coast Matzikama 15 cases; 1 recovery
West Coast Saldanha Bay Municipality 177 cases; 58 recoveries
West Coast Swartland 164 cases; 69 recoveries
Central Karoo Beaufort West 1 case; 1 recovery
Unallocated: 2289 (607 recovered)
More data, including updated suburb level data as at June 1, is available here.
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