The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the Western Cape has reached 11 637 after the province recorded seven additional deaths since Wednesday, Premier Alan Winde says.
“We send our condolences to their loved ones at this time,” Winde said.
Winde said this on Thursday, as he gave an update on coronavirus and vaccine status in the province.
He said the Western Cape had 1 996 active COVID-19 infections, with a total of 287 820 people having been infected with COVID-19 as of Thursday, May 6.
The province recorded 285 640 recoveries.
1/2 Update on the coronavirus and vaccines
As of 1pm on 6 May 2021, the Western Cape has 1996 active Covid-19 infections, with a total of 287 820 people having been infected with Covid-19 to date and 285 640 recoveries.
— Premier Alan Winde (@alanwinde) May 6, 2021
“A total of 65 666 vaccines received to date as part of the Sisonke trial have been administered by 5pm on 5 May 2021,” said Winde.
Here is a breakdown of the figures:
Total confirmed number of people ever infected with COVID-19 (which includes reinfections): 287 820
Total recoveries: 285 640
Vaccines administered: 65 666
Total deaths: 11637
Total active cases (currently infected patients): 1 996
Tests conducted 1 546 656
Hospitalisations 760, of which 158 are in high care or ICU
Total number of Covid-19 related deaths in the province to 11 637