Media Release: Update on the coronavirus by Premier Alan Winde

19 June 2020

As of 1pm on 19 June, the Western Cape has 12516 active cases of COVID-19, with a total of 47892  confirmed cases and 34067  recoveries.

Total confirmed COVID-19 cases 47892
Total recoveries 34067
Total deaths 1309
Total active cases (currently infected patients) 12516
Tests conducted 261018

Sub Districts Cape Town Metro:

Sub-district Cases Recoveries
Western 4471 3245
Southern 4450 3223
Northern 3145 2282
Tygerberg 6733 5114
Eastern 4327 3125
Klipfontein 5108 3710
Mitchells Plain 4319 3203
Khayelitsha 5596 4509
Total 38149 28411

Sub-districts:

District  Sub-district Cases Recoveries
Garden Route Bitou 26 17
Garden Route Knysna 105 68
Garden Route George 237 113
Garden Route Hessequa 18 15
Garden Route Kannaland 3 2
Garden Route Mossel Bay 88 36
Garden Route Oudsthoorn 33 13
Cape Winelands Stellenbosch 707 444
Cape Winelands Drakenstein 1963 1238
Cape Winelands Breede Valley 985 560
Cape Winelands Langeberg 207 84
Cape Winelands Witzenberg 497 357
Overberg Overstrand 331 169
Overberg Cape Agulhas 31 23
Overberg Swellendam 28 16
Overberg Theewaterskloof 265 148
West Coast Bergrivier 158 95
​West Coast ​Cederberg 24 9
West Coast Matzikama 31 12
West Coast Saldanha Bay Municipality 378 198
West Coast Swartland 385 197
Central Karoo Beaufort West 4 2

Unallocated: 3239 (1840 recovered).

Data note:  As the province moves closer to the peak and the Department of Health is recording over 1000 new cases daily, it is not possible to check and verify that the address data supplied for each new case is correct, within the time frames required to for the daily updates. This means that in some instances, cases could be allocated to the wrong sub-districts. We are working with the sub-districts to clean and verify the data and where errors are picked up locally, cases will be re-allocated to the correct areas.

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

The Western Cape has recorded an additional 33 deaths, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the province to 1309. We send our condolences to their loved ones at this time.

Quarantine and isolation:

Quarantine and isolation are an important part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 must isolate for a period of 14 days. If you are a close contact of someone who has tested positive for the virus, awaiting test results, or if you are experiencing symptoms but do not fall into one of the groups that will be tested under the risk adjusted testing strategy, you must quarantine. If you are able to isolate or quarantine safely at home, you will be allowed to do so. If you are not able to do so, the Western Cape has made isolation and quarantine sites available.

These sites allow you to safely isolate or quarantine without putting your family or your loved ones at risk of becoming ill. This is even more important if any of your family members fall into any of our vulnerable groups- being over 55 or having an underlying illness.

The Western Cape has provided isolation and quarantine facilities to a total of 2568 people, with 647 people currently in facilities across the province.

Lettie Tsosetsi, the first patient to be discharged from our Pinelands isolation and quarantine site said of her stay: “I was very happy really,after my difficult time. I am leaving this place happy, it was like a family, like a home.”

Anneline van Wyk, who also stayed at the Pinelands site said: “I came here to protect my mother. I was very happy here. I liked the environment, I didn’t feel at all sick, you made us feel human through it all. I’m very glad I chose to come here.”

Anyone who needs to isolate or quarantine in one of our facilities can call the provincial hotline on 021 928 4102 and they will be referred to an appropriate facility.