The Western Cape has 7416 active cases of COVID-19, with a total of 98 868 confirmed cases and 87 998 recoveries. Another 30 deaths were recorded, bringing the total COVID-19 related death toll in the province to 3454.

Of the active cases, there are 1196 hospitalisations with 247 in ICU or high care.

Premier Alan Winde noted in the update that the Western Cape government welcomes the Health Ministers clarification that alert levels can be determined at provincial, metro or district level. As a result, Winde has written to Minister Mkhize and Cogta Minister Dlamini Zuma outlining their argument as to why the Western Cape could move to a different alert level.

“The Western Cape has passed its peak and currently has adequate platform capacity, to the extent that the MSF field hospital in Khayelitsha is in the process of closing and we will soon be considering whether all our field hospitals need to remain open,” he said.

The recommendations include allowing businesses which can open safely to be allowed to do so, and that the alcohol ban should be lifted, in conjunction with the implementation of smart measures aimed at reducing alcohol harms.

“We urge the Ministerial Advisory Committee to consider all of this information when making their recommendations.”

The breakdown of the cases is as follows:

Cape Metro Sub-districts:
Western 8361 cases; 7551 recoveries
Southern 8691 cases; 7689 recoveries
Northern 5806 cases; 5320 recoveries
Tygerberg 12183 cases; 11038 recoveries
Eastern 9056 cases; 8128 recoveries
Klipfontein 8559 cases; 7643 recoveries
Mitchells Plain 7822 cases; 7038 recoveries
Khayelitsha 7904 cases; 7304 recoveries
Total 68382 cases; 61711 recoveries

Non-Metro Sub-districts:
Garden Route Bitou 496 cases; 394 recoveries
Garden Route Knysna 1186 cases; 954 recoveries
Garden Route George 2955 cases; 2407 recoveries
Garden Route Hessequa 222 cases; 172 recoveries
Garden Route Kannaland 72 cases; 48 recoveries
Garden Route Mossel Bay 1740 cased; 1288 recoveries
Garden Route Oudsthoorn 753 cases; 425 recoveries
Cape Winelands Stellenbosch 1894 cases; 1686 recoveries
Cape Winelands Drakenstein 3991 cases; 3615 recoveries
Cape Winelands Breede Valley 2964 cases; 2640 recoveries
Cape Winelands Langeberg 1044 cases; 926 recoveries
Cape Winelands Witzenberg 1378 cases; 1198 recoveries
Overberg Overstrand 1420 cases; 1305 recoveries
Overberg Cape Agulhas 231 cases; 183 recoveries
Overberg Swellendam 249 cases; 234 recoveries
Overberg Theewaterskloof 1053 cases; 930 recoveries
West Coast Bergrivier 369 cases; 331 recoveries
West Coast Cederberg 138 cases; 113 recoveries
West Coast Matzikama 258 cases; 206 recoveries
West Coast Saldanha Bay Municipality 1213 cases; 1086 recoveries
West Coast Swartland 1318 cases; 1081 recoveries
Central Karoo Beaufort West 356 cases; 225 recoveries
Central Karoo Laingsburg 67 cases; 26 recoveries
Central Karoo Prince Albert 9 cases; 3 recoveries

Unallocated: 5110 (4811 recovered)

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