Media Release: Update on the coronavirus by Premier Alan Winde

16 June 2020

As of 1pm on 16 June, the Western Cape has 12 155 active cases of COVID-19, with a total of 43602 confirmed cases and 30291 recoveries.

Total confirmed COVID-19 cases 43602
Total recoveries 30291
Total deaths 1156
Total active cases (currently infected patients) 12155
Tests conducted 248739
Hospitalisations 1405 of which 237 are in ICU or high care

Sub Districts Cape Town Metro:

Sub-district Cases Recoveries
Western 3802 2814
Southern 3874 2781
Northern 2580 1940
Tygerberg 5999 4519
Eastern 3763 2754
Klipfontein 4652 3256
Mitchells Plain 3916 2815
Khayelitsha 5318 4129
Total 33904 25008

Sub-districts:

District  Sub-district Cases Recoveries
Garden Route Bitou 17 15
Garden Route Knysna 91 62
Garden Route George 185 100
Garden Route Hessequa 18 13
Garden Route Kannaland 3 2
Garden Route Mossel Bay 70 33
Garden Route Oudsthoorn 25 11
Cape Winelands Stellenbosch 588 347
Cape Winelands Drakenstein 1639 972
Cape Winelands Breede Valley 795 467
Cape Winelands Langeberg 159 58
Cape Winelands Witzenberg 437 316
Overberg Overstrand 242 115
Overberg Cape Agulhas 27 18
Overberg Swellendam 20 14
Overberg Theewaterskloof 203 119
West Coast Bergrivier 121 80
​West Coast ​Cederberg 16 5
West Coast Matzikama 24 3
West Coast Saldanha Bay Municipality 277 135
West Coast Swartland 303 141
Central Karoo Beaufort West 2 2

Unallocated: 4679 (2200 recovered)

More data is available here: https://coronavirus.westerncape.gov.za/covid-19-dashboard

The Western Cape has recorded an additional 45 deaths, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the province to 1156. We send our condolences to the families and loved ones of the deceased at this time.

Hospitalisations:

A total of 1405 people are currently in hospital in the province. Included in these numbers are the admissions at our two completed temporary hospitals, the Hospital of Hope and the Khayelitsha MSF hospital. The Hospital of Hope has so far admitted a total of 45 people since it opened last week and 15 have already been discharged. The Khayelitsha hospital currently has 15 admissions.

Most people who contract COVID-19 will recover without the need for hospitalisation however, a small percentage of people will require hospital care. Our ICU admissions currently account for under 2% of all active cases. The majority of people who become seriously ill have been over the age of 55 or have one or more comorbidities including hypertension, diabetes, HIV, and heart, lung and kidney ailments.

This is why it is very important that we all work together to help protect the vulnerable. By staying home as much as possible, avoiding gatherings, wearing a mask, washing your hands, and keeping your distance when out in public you can not only prevent getting sick yourself, but you can also protect your loved ones and save lives.