Thirty more Western Cape residents have died from COVID-19, said Premier Alan Winde on Saturday, August 1. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the province to 3 070.
“We send our condolences to their family and friends at this time,” Winde said in a statement.
As of 1pm on August 1, the Western Cape has 10 377 active cases of COVID-19, with a total of 94197 confirmed cases and 80 750 recoveries.
Total confirmed COVID-19 cases: 94 197
Total recoveries: 80 750
Total deaths: 3 070
Total active cases (currently infected patients): 10 377
Tests conducted: 418 585
Hospitalisations: 1311 with 279 in ICU or high care
Cape Metro Sub-districts:
Western 7 934 cases; 6 890 recoveries
Southern 8 222 cases; 7 120 recoveries
Northern 5 434 cases; 4 885 recoveries
Tygerberg 11 573 cases; 10 182 recoveries
Eastern 8 558 cases; 7 488 recoveries
Klipfontein 8 268 cases; 7 227 recoveries
Mitchells Plain 7 421 cases; 6 438 recoveries
Khayelitsha 7 762 cases; 7 065 recoveries
Total: 65 172 cases; 57 295 recoveries
Sub-districts:
Garden Route: Bitou – 415 cases; 286 recoveries
Garden Route: Knysna – 1014 cases; 688 recoveries
Garden Route: George – 2560 cases;1851 recoveries
Garden Route: Hessequa – 158 cases; 100 recoveries
Garden Route: Kannaland – 54 cases; 44 recoveries
Garden Route: Mossel Bay – 1347 cases; 914 recoveries
Garden Route: Oudsthoorn – 529 cases; 295 recoveries
Cape Winelands: Stellenbosch – 1794 cases; 1566 recoveries
Cape Winelands: Drakenstein – 3838 cases; 3385 recoveries
Cape Winelands: Breede Valley – 2774 cases; 2397 recoveries
Cape Winelands: Langeberg – 982 cases; 825 recoveries
Cape Winelands: Witzenberg – 1295 cases; 1022 recoveries
Overberg: Overstrand – 1354 cases; 1200 recoveries
Overberg: Cape Agulhas – 206 cases; 149 recoveries
Overberg: Swellendam – 238 cases; 207 recoveries
Overberg: Theewaterskloof – 972 cases; 816 recoveries
West Coast: Bergrivier – 354 cases; 276 recoveries
West Coast: Cederberg – 117 cases; 76 recoveries
West Coast: Matzikama – 226 cases; 156 recoveries
West Coast: Saldanha Bay Municipality – 1155 cases; 977 recoveries
West Coast: Swartland – 1160 cases; 956 recoveries
Central Karoo: Beaufort West – 264 cases; 129 recoveries
Central Karoo: Laingsburg – 27 cases; 19 recoveries
Central Karoo: Prince Albert – 3 cases; 1 recovery
Unallocated: 6189 (5120 recovered)
Recoveries:
“Today, we are pleased to be able to report that 80 000 people in the Western Cape have been able to recover from COVID-19- a recovery rate of over 80%,” Winde said. “The majority of people who contract COVID-19 will experience mild symptoms which may include a fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headaches and a loss of smell and taste. These people will be able to recover at home, with symptomatic treatment. However, for those with underlying illnesses including diabetes, heart disease, lung disease or hypertension, the risk of becoming seriously ill are higher.”
“We have introduced new therapies including the use of dexamethasone and high flow nasal oxygen in our hospitals to treat patients, but preventing infection is still the best way to keep people over the age of 55 and those with comorbidities safe. Every life we lose to COVID-19 is one too many and we can all play a part in protecting the vulnerable and help to save lives,” he added.
Picture: Alan Winde/Facebook

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Lucinda Dordley

Lucinda is a hard news writer who occasionally dabbles in lifestyle writing, and recent journalism graduate. She is a proud intersectional feminist, and is passionate about actively creating a world which is free of discrimination and inequality.