The Western Cape reported 31 211 active COVID-19 infections with a total number 357 727 confirmed cases and 312 883 recoveries, as of Thursday, July 15.
1/2 Update on the coronavirus and vaccines
As at 1pm on 15 July 2021, the Western Cape had 31 211 active COVID-19 infections, with a total number 357 727 COVID-19 cases to date and 312 883 recoveries.
— Premier Alan Winde (@alanwinde) July 15, 2021
- Total number of COVID-19 cases to date – 357 727
- Total recoveries – 312 883
- Total deaths – 13 633
- Total active cases (currently infected patients) – 31 211
- Tests conducted – 1 910 218
- Hospitalisations – 2822 of which 617 are in high care or ICU
According to the province’s latest report on COVID-19, the current 7-day moving average is 67 deaths per day. The Western Cape Government had also administered a total of 708 258 vaccines to healthcare workers, staff in the education sector, and those in the over 50 and over 60 age brackets. The vaccination roll-out phase currently includes all South Africans aged 35 years and older.
Premier Alan Winde also indicated that there have been no confirmed reports of looting in any region of the Western Cape.
“The province remains calm. The security plan remains in full force, with close cooperation between the provincial government, the SAPS, and other law enforcement entities.”
Winde, also expressed his concern regarding Thursday’s taxi-related shooting in Khayelitsha, stating that this unchecked murderous behaviour must come to an end.
“I urge all residents with any information on this shooting to please come forward to the authorities with information. The SAPS and Western Cape Government are of common resolve that all those responsible must end up behind bars. This must end immediately,” he added.