As of July 14, the Western Cape has 15 160 active cases of COVID-19, with a total of 79 332 confirmed cases and 61 756 recoveries.
The province also recorded an additional 49 deaths, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the province to 2 416.
A total of 356 153 tests have been conducted with 1 636 hospitalisations, of which 300 are in ICU or high care.
The breakdown is as follows:
Sub Districts Cape Town Metro:
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The Western Cape is using approximately 29 tonnes of medical grade oxygen in its facilities daily, with the biggest consumption occurring at Tygerberg and Groote Schuur hospitals. According to Premier Alan Winde, this accounts for 60% of the available oxygen supply, so sufficient supply margins are available in the province.
“Before the start of the pandemic, the Western Cape and the City of Cape Town put measures in place to ensure that the facility where medical grade oxygen is manufactured in the province is not impacted by load shedding. It is especially important during this pandemic to ensure that production interruptions do not occur.” Winde said in a statement.
He also provided an update on his current health status, “I have been following the advice of my doctor and have been resting at home as much as possible. I am feeling significantly better today, and both my blood sugar levels and my temperature are down. I am still isolating at home and taking all the necessary precautions because I fall into a high risk group.”
“If you are diabetic, it is important that you continue to take your medication, as diabetics who do not have their blood glucose controlled are at the highest risk of becoming seriously ill.” he added.
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