The latest provincial report on COVID-19 indicates that the Western Cape had 32 725 active infections, with a total number 374 527 confirmed cases and 327 569 recoveries as of Thursday, July 22.
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As at 1pm on 22 July 2021, the Western Cape had 32 725 active COVID-19 infections, with a total number 374 527 COVID-19 cases to date and 327 569 recoveries.
— Premier Alan Winde (@alanwinde) July 22, 2021
Breakdown of the province’s COVID-19 statistics:
- Total number of COVID-19 cases to date 374 527
- Total recoveries 327 569
- Total deaths 14 233
- Total active cases (currently infected patients) 32 725
- Tests conducted 1 958 938
- Hospitalisations 3010 of which 617 are in high care or ICU
The Western Cape Government had administered a cumulative total of 884 917 vaccines to healthcare workers, staff in the education sector and those within eligible age brackets. The current 7-day moving average is 82 deaths per day.
The Western Cape Government also welcomed the announcement by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE that a letter of intent with the Cape Town-based Biovac Institute (Pty) Ltd has been signed to manufacture the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for distribution to Africa. The manufacturing of the Pfizer vaccine in the Western Cape will go a long way in supporting our local economy.
Our first manufacturing partner within the African Union has just been announced! @biovac_inst is a Cape Town based biopharmaceutical company which will support the production of more than 100m doses of our #COVID19 vaccine as well as the distribution.https://t.co/owl0iuDFsi pic.twitter.com/7dZ5HUdpiW
— BioNTech SE (@BioNTech_Group) July 21, 2021
The Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier said the province has one of the highest concentrations of medical device and healthcare companies in the country, and the health technology sector contributes an estimated 2,500 full-time jobs and R1.7 billion to the economy in the Western Cape.
“We remain committed to working together with the private sector who have shown great innovation and support in our response to the Covid-19 pandemic and our vaccination rollout strategy in the Western Cape,” Maynier added.
Meanwhile, COVID-19 vaccine registrations continue throughout the province as the Western Cape has reached the milestone of having registered a cumulative total of 1 064 481 people in the province.
- Visit https://vaccine.enroll.health.gov.za
- Dial *134*832# and follow the prompts (FREE on all South African Networks) or WhatsApp the word REGISTER to 0600 123456.