The latest provincial report on COVID-19 indicates that the Western Cape had 19 140 active infections, 510 788 confirmed cases and 472 497 recoveries as of Monday, September 13.
1/2 📢Update on the coronavirus and vaccines
As at 1pm on 13 September 2021, the Western Cape had 19 140 active COVID-19 infections, with a total number 510 788 COVID-19 cases to date and 472 497 recoveries.
— Premier Alan Winde (@alanwinde) September 13, 2021
Here’s a breakdown of the province’s COVID-19 statistics:
- Total number of COVID-19 cases to date: 510 788
- Total recoveries: 472 497
- Total deaths: 19 151
- Total active cases (currently infected patients): 19 140
- Tests conducted: 2 361 585
- Hospitalisations (private and public combined): 2646 of which 563 are in high care or ICU
The province has also reached a milestone of fully vaccinating over 1 million people over the past week. Meanwhile, the current 7-day moving average is 65 deaths per day while the total of COVID-19 related deaths now stands at 19 151.
The Western Cape Government is continuing to find different ways to vaccinate people. Provincial Minister of Transport and Public Works, Daylin Mitchell and the Provincial Minister of Health, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo held a vaccination drive at a pop-up vaccination site at the Cape Town Taxi Rank on Monday. The purpose of the vaccination drive was to vaccinate taxi drivers, commuters and vendors in the area who have served on the frontline throughout the pandemic.
Minister Mbombo stated that people find it difficult to go to vaccination sites because of their working hours: “We made sure to give them J&J so they won’t have to come again. It is critical for people to know that getting vaccinated decreases the risk of hospitalisation and possible death hence I call on the eligible people of the Western Cape to present themselves to vaccination. This will save our summer, remember vaccines save lives,” she said.