WESTERN CAPE NEWS - The Western Cape has recorded 5 307 confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection.
This according to a statement by Premier Alan Winde this afternoon.
Total recoveries - 1 739
Total deaths - 102
Total active cases (currently infected patients) - 3 568
Total number of tests - 61 771
Patients in hospital - 183 with 68 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 7 COVID-19 deaths-bringing the total number of deaths from the virus in the province to 102. We extend our condolences to their loved ones at this time.
President Cyril Ramaphosa to visit the Western Cape on Friday
This week I will look forward to welcoming President Cyril Ramaphosa to the Western Cape on Friday, 15 May 2020. The President has been visiting provinces around the country to assess their preparedness. We will look forward to showcasing our plans and response strategy with the President. Yesterday, our top public health experts shared our plans with Minister Mkhize. He indicated he was pleased and satisfied with what was presented.
International Nurses Day on Tuesday, 12 May 2020
The 12 May 2020 is International Nurse’s day. This is an important day to celebrate and honour the heroes on the frontline who are caring for our loved ones. I want to again thank every healthcare worker who is doing so much for our province and country during this global crisis.
Preparing for the peak that is still to come
Our data indicates that the virus is spreading faster, and that we are in a new phase of the pandemic. This is a phase that every part of the country will experience at some point. As the President and Professor Salim Abdool Karim have indicated, the virus cannot be stopped, and the Hard Lockdown only bought us time to prepare for the peak. This is what we have been doing and I look forward to sharing more of our hotspot response plans with the public this week.
We need the help of every single citizen in the weeks ahead
We need to work as one team to make sure that we flatten the curve as much as possible. Every single resident has a role to play by:
- Keeping your distance always - you must avoid all gatherings of people, as this is how the virus spreads.
- Wear your cloth mask properly when you go out in public – also make sure that you always follow the golden rules of hygiene.
- If you are not feeling well, you should stay home and call our provincial hotline on 021 928 4102. If you have any trouble breathing, you must seek urgent healthcare.
- If you can, please stay home.
- If you own a business, please make sure that your staff and customers are protected by following our detailed guidelines.
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