The Western Cape has 2027 active COVID-19 infections, with a total of 283 398 confirmed cases and 269 661 recoveries, as of 1pm on April 26.
A total of 53 507 out of the 53 820 vaccines have been received to date as part of the Sisonke trial and has been administered by 5pm on April 25, reports Premier Alan Winde.
Here is a breakdown of the province’s COVID-19 figures:
- Total confirmed number of people ever infected with COVID-19 in WC 283 398
- Total recoveries 269 661
- Vaccines administered 53 507
- Total deaths 11 601
- Total active cases (currently infected patients) 2027
- Tests conducted 1 520 361
- Hospitalisations 720, of which 149 are in high care or ICU
The Western Cape has recorded 17 additional deaths since the last daily update on Friday, April 23, bringing the total number of Covid-19 related deaths in the province to 11 601. There has not been a spike in deaths over the past few days. The number of deaths since yesterday is 3.
Meanwhile, Winde has welcomed the lifting of suspension on the J&J vaccine. “Vaccinations of healthcare workers are due to resume in the province from Wednesday under the Sisonke trial, and we will work as quickly as possible to ensure their rollout,” Winde said.
Additional data is available on the Western Cape COVID-19 data dashboard which also features active cases per sub-district, active cases per 100 000 and 7-day moving averages.
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