12 July 2021 Media Release: Garden Route COVID Update 12 July 2021

Media Release: Garden Route COVID Update 12 July 2021

For Immediate Release
12 July 2021

The Garden Route District has seen a 56 % increase in cases the last 7 days compared to 7 – 14 days ago.  The district had an increase of 1225 new COVID-19 cases the past 7 days.  All sub-districts had large percentage increases, except Bitou sub-distrct which has essentially maintained the status quo.  George sub-district in particular had a big increase.

All district hospitals are starting to feel pressure with an increase in admissions.  This is especially so for Oudtshoorn, Mossel Bay and Riversdale Hospitals.  We can however confirm that our supply of oxygen to our hospitals is under control. There are now a total of 1 520 deaths.  This is an additional 66 deaths compared to the total of last week.

There are now 778 active cases per 100 000.  (One week ago it was 580.)

COVID-19 stats as of 12 July 2021

Sub-district TOTAL Active Recovered Deaths
Bitou 3 089 127 2 858 104
George 15 459 2 085 12 868 506
Hessequa 2 431 269 2 045 117
Kannaland 1 052 105 897 50
Knysna 5 601 456 4 976 169
Mossel Bay 10 119 1 445 8 410 264
Oudtshoorn 4 724 328 4 086 310
Sub-total 42 475 4 815 36 140 1 520

Vaccination roll-out

Due to a smaller supply of vaccines, the district had to make adjustments to the schedule for the week 12 – 16 July. The Garden Route vaccination sites will be prioritising people over the age of 60 coming for their first or second dose and people over the age 50 years coming for their first dose. A reduced number of walk-in clients will be accommodated this week.

The district has to date vaccinated nearly 60 000 people. This includes health care workers, old age homes, public vaccination sites and the teacher program.

Vaccination sites and dates for week 12 – 16 July 2021.

SUB-DISTRICT Town Dates 12 – 16 July
Knysna sub-district Knysna Community Day Centre 12 – 16 July
Knysna sub-district Knysna Town Hall 12 – 16 July
Knysna sub-district Sedgefield Clinic 12, 15, 16
Knysna sub-district Keurhoek Satellite Clinic 16
Knysna sub-district Karatara 12
Bitou sub-district Kwanokuthula Community Day Centre 14
Bitou sub-district Plettenberg Bay Town Clinic 13, 14, 15, 16
George sub-district Harry Comay TB Hospital 12 – 16 July
George sub-district Thembalethu CDC (Sandkraal road) 12 – 16 July
George sub-district George Central Clinic 12 – 16 July
George sub-district Uniondale Hospital 12 – 16 July
George sub-district George Mobile Routes 12 – 14
George sub-district Herold Mobile Routes 12 – 15
George sub-district Touwsranten Clinic 16
George sub-district Pacaltsdorp Clinic 12 – 16 July
Hessequa sub-district Riversdale Civic Centre 12 – 16 July
Hessequa sub-district Heidelberg Duivenhoks Hall 13,14,16
Hessequa sub-district Albertinia Theronsville Hall 12,15,16
Hessequa sub-district Melkhoutfontein Satellite Clinic 14
Hessequa sub-district Still Bay Civic Centre 12,13,15,16
Hessequa sub-district Slangrivier Satellite Clinic 12, 16
Hessequa sub-district Witsand de Duine Hall 14
Hessequa sub-district Gouritsmond Hall 13
Kannaland sub-district Ladismith DRC Church Hall 12, 13
Kannaland sub-district Zoar Sports Club 14
Kannaland sub-district Calitzdorp DRC Church Hall 15, 16
Mossel Bay sub-district Alma Community Day Centre 13, 14, 15, 16
Mossel Bay sub-district Wolwedans Community Hall 13, 14, 15, 16
Mossel Bay sub-district Mossel Bay Town Hall 13, 14, 15, 16
Mossel Bay sub-district Buisplaas Outreach 13
Mossel Bay sub-district D’Almeida Community Hall 14, 15, 16
Oudtshoorn sub-district Toekomsrust Community Hall 12 – 16 July
Oudtshoorn sub-district Dysselsdorp Clinic 13
Oudtshoorn sub-district De Rust (Blommenek) Clinic 15
Oudtshoorn sub-district Oudtshoorn Clinic 12 – 16 July

Keeping safe during the Third Wave 

We are currently in the midst of an established Third Wave of Covid-19 infections. The best way we can protect each other is to avoid social gatherings outside our immediate home environment and protect our ‘bubble’. This is your ‘safe space’.  Thus, let’s keep this behavior going for the next few weeks, to break the chain of transmission and flatten the curve.

We can avoid a transmission chain from setting in by protecting our air space.

  • Avoid all large gatherings;
  • Avoid any social gatherings where possible;
  • If you need to go out to do activities such as shopping, always wear your mask and keep it short;
  • If you must meet, keep it outdoors, small and short;
  • When indoors, dress warmly and ensure the windows are open so your space is well ventilated with fresh air;
  • If sick, stay home

ENDS

Nadia Ferreira
Principal Communications Officer
Garden Route and Central Karoo Districts
Western Cape Government Health
Email: Nadia.Ferreira@westerncape.gov.za 
Website: www.westerncape.gov.za