As of Friday [19 June], the Western Cape has 12 516 active cases of COVID-19, with a total of 47 892 confirmed cases and 34 067 recoveries.

The Western Cape has recorded an additional 33 deaths, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the province to 1309. “We send our condolences to heir loved ones at this time,” Western Cape Premier Alan Winde said.

Unallocated: 3239 (1840 recovered).

Data note:

As the province moves closer to the peak and the Department of Health is recording over 1000 new cases daily, it is not possible to check and verify that the address data supplied for each new case is correct, within the time frames required to for the daily updates. This means that in some instances, cases could be allocated to the wrong sub-districts.

“We are working with the sub-districts to clean and verify the data and where errors are picked up locally, cases will be reallocated to the correct areas,” said Winde.

More data is available here: https://coronavirus.westerncape.gov.za/covid-19-dashboard

Quarantine and isolation:

Quarantine and isolation are an important part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 must isolate for a period of 14 days. If you are a close contact of someone who has tested positive for the virus, awaiting test results, or if you are experiencing symptoms but do not fall into one of the groups that will be tested under the risk adjusted testing strategy, you must
quarantine.

If you are able to isolate or quarantine safely at home, you will be allowed to do so. If you are not able to do so, the Western Cape has made isolation and quarantine sites available. These sites allow you to safely isolate or quarantine without putting your family or your loved ones at risk of becoming ill. This is even more important if any of your family members fall into any of our vulnerable groups – being over 55 or having an underlying illness.

The Western Cape has provided isolation and quarantine facilities to a total of 2 568 people, with 647 people currently in facilities across the province.

Lettie Tsosetsi, the first patient to be discharged from our Pinelands isolation and quarantine site said of her stay, “I was very happy really,after my difficult time. I am leaving this place happy, it was like a family, like a home.” Anneline van Wyk, who also stayed at the Pinelands site said, “I came here to protect my mother. I was very happy here. I liked the environment, I didn’t feel at all sick, you made us feel human through it all. I’m very glad I chose to come here.”

“Anyone who needs to isolate or quarantine in one of our facilities can call the provincial hotline on 021 928 4102 and they will be referred to an appropriate facility,” Winde added.

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