Premier Alan Winde confirmed that the Western Cape’s positive COVID-19 cases has now climbed to 657 people as of today, April 14.

There are currently 35 Covid-19 positive people being treated in hospitals in the province, with 18 of these cases in intensive care.

In addition, a total of 184 recoveries have been recorded (in line with NICD guidelines on recoveries) in the province.

The breakdown of the cases are as follows:

Sub Districts Cape Town Metro:

Sub-district Cases
Western 202
Southern 141
Northern 32
Tygerberg 61
Eastern 42
Klipfontein 35
Mitchells Plain 16
Khayelitsha 19
Total 548

Sub Districts Non-Metro:

District Sub-district Cases
Garden Route Bitou 5
Garden Route Knysna 13
Garden Route George 13
Garden Route Hessequa 5
Garden Route Mossel Bay 17
Garden Route Oudtshoorn 2
Cape Winelands Stellenbosch 16
Cape Winelands Drakenstein 6
Cape Winelands Breede Valley 6
Cape Winelands Langeberg 1
Cape Winelands Witzenberg 1
Overberg Overstrand 9
Overberg Theewaterskloof 1
West Coast Saldanha Bay Municipality 3
West Coast Swartland 2
Unallocated: 9

The government also asked people to note that a case allocated to Bitou yesterday has been re-assigned to Witzenberg after address details were updated.

“We apologise for the inconvenience. The laboratories sometimes use patient addresses already on file at the time of testing, which are then corrected during the follow-up and contact tracing processes,” Winde said.

Community testing and screening, which has been identified as a key component to battling the pandemic,  will continue tomorrow in the following areas:

Northern Tygerberg Subdistrict: Kraaifontein (Ward 6), Delft, Belhar
Southern Western Subdistrict: Imizamo Yethu, Du Noon, Lotus River, Grassy Park
Klipfontein Mitchells Plain Subdistrict: Gugulethu, Nyanga, Silvertown, Hanover Park, Manenberg
Khayelitsha Eastern Subdistrict: Mfuleni, Macassar, Site C (Khayelitsha)

Cape Winelands: Mbekweni, White City
Garden Route: Asla Park, Fikile Street Block, Zoar, Amalienstein, Vanwyksdorp, Calitzdorp, Ladismith
West Coast: Vredendal Noord, Mangaung, Piketberg, Old Asla Houses, Riverview South Citrusdal, Clanwilliam (Khayelitsha), Malmesbury (Ilingilethu), Saldanha Town (Marikanna, Middel pos)

The government have warned residents that screening sites may be changed at short notice but they will be updated.

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