As of Saturday [June 20], the Western Cape has 12,277 active cases of COVID-19, with a total of 48,806 confirmed cases and 35,156 recoveries.

The province has recorded an additional 64 deaths, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the province to 1,373. “We send our condolences to their loved ones at this time,” Premier Alan Winde said.

Winde also confirmed that a total of 1,597 people are being treated in hospitals for the respiratory illness, 304 of whom were in ICU.

The Western Cape has now achieved a recovery rate of 72% after recording over 35 000 recoveries. According to Winde, “Khayelitsha, which has the second highest number of reported cases in the province, now has an 81% recovery rate, the highest recovery rate in the metro.”

“The Tygerberg sub-district which has the highest number of infections in the province, has a recovery rate of 76% while Klipfontein which has the third highest number of infections, has a 73% recovery rate,” added Winde.

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