Media Release: Garden Route COVID Update 5 July 2021
For Immediate Release
5 July 2021
The Garden Route District has seen a 95 % increase in cases the last 7 days compared to 7 – 14 days ago. The district had an increase of 2 311 new cases the past 7 days. All sub-districts had large percentage increases.
District hospitals are seeing an increase in admissions, especially Mossel Bay Hospital. George Hospital continues to admit a large number of patients with COVID-19. The hospital currently has 44 COVID-19 patients of which 15 are in high care. All sub-districts are de-escalating non-essential services to cope with the increased load at primary health care facilities and hospitals.
COVID-19 stats as of 5 July 2021
|Bitou||3 029||115||2 811||103|
|George||14 277||1 433||12 373||471|
|Hessequa||2 278||190||1 974||114|
|Knysna||5 367||350||4 850||167|
|Mossel Bay||9 412||1 188||7 978||246|
|Oudtshoorn||4 532||243||3 985||304|
|Sub-total||39 892||3 590||34 848||1 454|
A total of 46 902 vaccines have been administered since the start of the vaccine program. This includes healthcare workers, old age homes and public sites.
Registration for people 50 years and older frequently asked questions:
Has registration opened for people of 50 years and older?
Yes, people 50 years and older who want to receive the vaccine can now register on the available platforms.
Will people aged 50 – 59 years receive their appointments now?
Yes, the EVDS system will start allocating available appointments as from 5 July 2021.
What about people of 60 years and older who have still not received their 2nd SMS, will they be prioritised?
Yes, people aged 60 years and older will be prioritised over those of 50 – 59 years. We ask that those older than 60 who have not received their first dose to please come to a vaccination site as a walk-in, where they will receive their vaccination.
Will people of 60 years and older who must receive their second dose be prioritised over people aged 50 – 59 years? Yes, our current priority is those above 60 years, for both their first and second dose of the vaccination.
Will sites assist walk-in people aged 50 – 59 years who are registered? Yes, if the site has enough vaccines, you will be assisted. However, those with appointments will be assisted first.
The following sites in the Garden Route District will administer vaccinations on the following days for week 5 – 9 July.
|SUB-DISTRICT||Town||Dates 5 – 9 July|
|Knysna sub-district||Knysna Community Day Centre||5 – 9 July|
|Knysna sub-district||Knysna Town Hall||5 – 9 July|
|Knysna sub-district||Sedgefield Clinic||5, 8, 9|
|Knysna sub-district||Keurhoek Satellite Clinic||9|
|Bitou sub-district||Plettenberg Bay Clinic||5 – 9 July|
|Bitou sub-district||Kranshoek clinic||8|
|Bitou sub-district||Kwanokuthula Community Day Centre||5, 9|
|Bitou sub-district||Crags Clinic||6|
|George sub-district||Harry Comay TB Hospital||5 – 9 July|
|George sub-district||Thembalethu CDC (Sandkraal road)||5 – 9 July|
|George sub-district||George Central Clinic||5 – 9 July|
|George sub-district||Uniondale Hospital||5 – 9 July|
|George sub-district||George & Herald Mobile Routes||5 – 9 July|
|George sub-district||Touwsranten Clinic||9|
|George sub-district||Pacaltsdorp Clinic||5 – 9 July|
|Hessequa sub-district||Riversdale Civic Centre||5 – 9 July|
|Hessequa sub-district||Heidelberg Duivenhoks Hall||6, 7 , 9|
|Hessequa sub-district||Albertinia Theronsville Hall||5, 8, 9|
|Hessequa sub-district||Melkhoutfontein Satellite Clinic||7|
|Hessequa sub-district||Still Bay Civic Centre||5, 6, 8, 9|
|Hessequa sub-district||Slangrivier Satellite Clinic||5 ,9|
|Hessequa sub-district||Witsand de Duine Hall||8|
|Hessequa sub-district||Gouritsmond Hall||6|
|Kannaland sub-district||Ladismith DRC Church Hall||5|
|Kannaland sub-district||Zoar Sports Club||7|
|Kannaland sub-district||Calitzdorp DRC Church Hall||8,9|
|Kannaland sub-district||Van Wyksdorp Kerksaal||6|
|Mossel Bay sub-district||Alma Community Day Centre||5 – 9 July|
|Mossel Bay sub-district||Wolwedans Community Hall||5 – 9 July|
|Mossel Bay sub-district||Hartenbos NG Kerksaal outreach||6|
|Mossel Bay sub-district||Mossel Bay Town Hall||5 – 9 July|
|Mossel Bay sub-district||Rheebok outreach||5|
|Mossel Bay sub-district||D’Almeida Community Hall||5 – 9 July|
|Oudtshoorn sub-district||Toekomsrust Community Hall||5 – 9 July|
|Oudtshoorn sub-district||Dysselsdorp Clinic||6|
|Oudtshoorn sub-district||De Rust (Blommenek) Clinic||8|
|Oudtshoorn sub-district||Oudtshoorn Clinic||5 – 9 July|
Disclaimer: Dates and sites are subject to change.
Principal Communications Officer
Garden Route and Central Karoo Districts
Western Cape Government Health