The latest Provincial report on COVID-19 indicates that the Western Cape has 27 660 active infections, 502 777 confirmed cases and 456 354 recoveries as of Monday, September 6.
1/2📢Update on the coronavirus and vaccines
As at 1pm on 6 September 2021, the Western Cape had 27 660 active COVID-19 infections, with a total number 502 777 COVID-19 cases to date and 456 354 recoveries.
— Premier Alan Winde (@alanwinde) September 6, 2021
Here’s a breakdown of the province’s COVID-19 statistics:
- Total number of COVID-19 cases to date: 502 777
- Total recoveries: 456 354
- Total deaths: 18 763
- Total active cases (currently infected patients): 27 660
- Tests conducted: 2 320 657
- Hospitalisations (private and public combined): 2969 of which 631 are in high care or ICU
A total of 2 200 358 vaccines have also been administered to healthcare workers, staff in the education sector and those within eligible age brackets. The current 7-day moving average is 77 deaths per day, bringing the total COVID-19 related deaths to 18 763.
Western Cape Premier Alan Winde reiterated that the province remains concerned about the lower vaccine uptake among those in the 50-59 age group, but still encourages those in this age group to make use of their vaccine opportunity.
“Please do not wait for your appointment and walk into vaccine sites, where you will be prioritised. Those aged 50 years and older remain at the highest risk of serious illness and death, which is why we must ensure that no person in this age group is left behind and that we achieve our targets. Vaccines are highly effective in preventing serious illness and death and are safe use,” Winde said.