As of 1pm today, May 2, the Western Cape has recorded 2783 confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection.
The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the province sits at 52, with 1952 active cases, 114 people in hospital and 39 in ICU. So far, the province has carried out 39 901 tests.
The breakdown of the cases across the province are as follows:
Sub-Districts Cape Town Metro:
Mitchells Plain 218
Garden Route Bitou 5
Garden Route Knysna 15
Garden Route George 14
Garden Route Hessequa 6
Garden Route Mossel Bay 19
Garden Route Oudtshoorn 3
Cape Winelands Stellenbosch 21
Cape Winelands Drakenstein 19
Cape Winelands Breede Valley 26
Cape Winelands Langeberg 4
Cape Winelands Witzenberg 125
Overberg Overstrand 12
Overberg Cape Agulhas 2
Overberg Swellendam 1
Overberg Theewaterskloof 1
West Coast Bergrivier 1
West Coast Saldanha Bay Municipality 3
West Coast Swartland 10
Further statistical data, including recoveries by sub-district, can be accessed on the data dashboard available here.
With another four deaths in the province, Premier Alan Winde said he has written to President Ramaphosa to ask if flags can be flown at half-mast at national key points every Wednesday to mourn and honour those who have passed away.
“This is a simple way to express our solidarity with those who have lost loved ones, and those who are working hard on the frontlines, in line with our ethos as a caring government,” said Winde.
Winde also said that as a result of increased number of people congregating from the beginning of level 4, the Western Cape government are asking people to only leave your homes when entirely necessary.
In addition, Winde said he will be writing to the national government about the congestion as a result of the exercise hours.
“In a bid to reduce congestion during the exercise hours, we will be writing to the national government to request an additional afternoon exercise session. This will also help to relieve congestion caused by the fact that the sun currently only rises after 7am in the Western Cape and will allow those who are at work in the mornings, to still exercise later in the day,” he said.