Rector and Vice-Chancellor of Stellenbosch University is in isolation after he reportedly contracted COVID-19.
News24 said on Thursday that Professor Wim de Villiers was not sure where he contracted the virus.
“I am experiencing mild to moderate symptoms, but I don’t want to take any chances and will monitor my health closely,” he was quoted as saying.
Western Cape Premier Alan Winde said in a statement on Wednesday that the province had 2 159 active COVID-19 infections.
“As of 1pm on 7 April, the Western Cape has 2159 active COVID-19 infections with a total of 280 817 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 267 178 recoveries,” Winde said.
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As of 1pm on 7 April, the Western Cape has 2159 active Covid-19 infections with a total of 280 817 confirmed Covid-19 cases and 267 178 recoveries.
— Premier Alan Winde (@alanwinde) April 7, 2021
He said that a total of 50 866 out of the 53 820 vaccines received to date as part of the Sisonke trial, had been administered by 5pm on 6 April.
Winde said that a total of 759 patients were currently admitted to hospital, out of which 154 were in ICU/High Care.
“The Western Cape has recorded 8 additional deaths since Tuesday, 6 April 2021, bringing the total number of Covid-19 related deaths in the province to 11 480. We send our condolences to their loved ones at this time,” he said.