Media Release: Garden Route COVID Update
21 June 2021
The Garden Route District has seen a 105 % increase in cases the last 7 days compared to 7 – 14 days ago. All sub-districts had large percentage increases.
None of our district hospitals are currently under pressure, but we are seeing an increase in admissions.
George Hospital is not under pressure, but has had a big increase in admissions. Harry Comay Hospital is commissioning a 20-bed Covid ward to provide support for step-down patients from George Hospital.
COVID-19 stats as of 21 June 2021
|Mossel Bay||8237||543||7 476||218|
|TOTAL||36297||1420||33 486||1 391|
What follows a social gathering
Without being aware of it you may have picked up the virus after spending time with friends and family. As you then return home, back to work, back to school, or visit an elderly and vulnerable person – all these people who you have come into contact are now also at risk of being infected. They in turn continue with their daily routine – return back to their primary environment which could be there homes or workplace.
Here they then can pass on the virus to their household members. And so the transmission chain continues to grow, and spreads faster.
We can avoid a transmission chain from setting in by protecting our air space. We need to break the chain of transmission – here is how:
- Avoid large gatherings;
- Also, avoid social gatherings which are outside your immediate household;
- If you need to go out, always wear your mask;
- If you need to meet up, keep it outdoors, small and short;
- When gathering indoors, dress warmly and ensure the windows are open so your space is well ventilated with fresh air;
- If sick, stay home
A total of 26 878 vaccines have been administered since the start of the vaccine program. This includes healthcare workers, old age homes and public sites.
Over the last few weeks, we have come across several misconceptions about being vaccinated. We would like to remind the public that the vaccine gives great protection against severe illness and death.
However, it does not offer a guarantee that you will not contract (or transmit) Covid-19. So even if you have been vaccinated, and do not practice the necessary safety measures, you can still contract the virus, albeit a mild disease. It is therefore crucially important that we continue to adhere to the golden rules of keeping safe as set out above.
The following sites in the Garden Route District will administer vaccinations on the following days for week 21 – 25 June.
|Knysna sub-district||Knysna CDC||23, 24|
|Knysna sub-district||Knysna Town Hall||25|
|Knysna sub-district||Karatara Satellite Clinic||21|
|Bitou sub-district||Plettenberg Bay Clinic||25|
|Bitou sub-district||Kranshoek clinic||22|
|Bitou sub-district||Kwanokuthula CDC||24|
|Bitou sub-district||Crags Clinic||23|
|George sub-district||Harry Comay TB Hospital||21 – 25|
|George sub-district||Thembalethu CDC (Sandkraal road)||21 – 25|
|George sub-district||George Central Clinic||21 – 25|
|George sub-district||Uniondale Hospital||21 – 25|
|George sub-district||George Mobile Routes||21 – 25|
|George sub-district||Touwsranten Clinic||25|
|George sub-district||Pacaltsdorp Clinic||24, 25|
|Hessequa sub-district||Riversdale Civic Centre||23,24|
|Hessequa sub-district||Heidelberg Duivenhoks Hall||23|
|Hessequa sub-district||Albertinia Theronsville Hall||24|
|Hessequa sub-district||Melkhoutfontein Satellite Clinic||23|
|Hessequa sub-district||Still Bay Civic Centre||24, 25|
|Hessequa sub-district||Slangrivier Satellite Clinic||25|
|Hessequa sub-district||Gouritsmond Hall||23|
|Kannaland sub-district||Zoar Sports Club||23|
|Kannaland sub-district||Calitzdorp DRC Church Hall||24|
|Kannaland sub-district||Van Wyksdorp Kerksaal||25|
|Mossel Bay sub-district||Alma CDC||21, 22, 23|
|Mossel Bay sub-district||Wolwedans Community Hall||23, 25|
|Mossel Bay sub-district||Mossel Bay Town Hall||21, 22,23|
|Mossel Bay sub-district||D’Almeida Community Hall||21, 22,23|
|Oudtshoorn sub-district||Toekomsrust Community Hall||23, 24, 25|
|Oudtshoorn sub-district||De Rust (Blommenek) Clinic||24|
Please remember that we prioritise those who are registered and have received their appointment.
Disclaimer: Dates and sites are subject to change.
Principal Communications Officer
Garden Route and Central Karoo Districts
Western Cape Government Health
Town Clinic, Plettenberg Bay
Tel: 044 813 1831