WESTERN CAPE NEWS - The Western Cape has recorded 4 584 confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection.
This according to a statement by Premier Alan Winde this afternoon.
Total recoveries - 1 518
Total deaths - 87
Total active cases (currently infected patients) - 2 979
Total number of tests - 53 476
Patients in hospital - 150 with 61 in ICU or high care
Further statistical data, including recoveries by sub-district, can be accessed on the data dashboard.
See the breakdowns below.
Mossel Bay 19
The Western Cape has recorded an additional 11 COVID-19 deaths-bringing the total number of deaths from the virus in the province to 87. We extend our condolences to their loved ones at this time.
We are also deeply saddened to announce the death of a Tygerberg Hospital nurse, Ntombizakithi Ngidi.
We extend our deepest condolences to her family, friends and her colleagues at this time and we honour her service to the people of this province.
This is the second nurse we have lost to COVID-19 in the province- following the death last week of Petronella Benjamin, who was one day away from her retirement.
We ask every person in our country to keep them in our thoughts during this most difficult time.
Next week, as we mark International Nurses Day, we will honour these two women for their commitment and their care.
All of our healthcare workers are heroes on the frontlines, and we thank them for their selflessness and their commitment during this pandemic. Each and every death should be a stark reminder of the role we all have to play in flattening this curve so that we can protect our healthcare workers, and all of our vulnerable, elderly or sick residents.
Every person has a role to play
As both President Ramaphosa and Professor Salim Abdool Karim have made clear, Covid-19 will continue to spread across South Africa and cannot be stopped. The lockdown and subsequent restrictions have allowed us time to prepare, and to flatten the curve, but many people in South Africa will be infected.
We are working around the clock to make sure that we are prepared for the peak that will still come. But we cannot do it alone. We need the help of every single person in the Western Cape. We need to stay home, follow the golden rules of hygiene at all times, and gatherings wherever possible. Please wear a cloth mask properly whenever you leave the house, and maintain a good distance from all other people at all times. By doing this, you are helping us save lives.
The Western Cape has recorded an additional four COVID-19 deaths-bringing the total number of deaths from the virus in the province to 76. We extend our condolences to their loved ones at this time.
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