Update on the coronavirus and vaccines As at 1pm on 21 July 2021, the Western Cape had 32 326 active COVID-19 infections, with a total number 371 452 COVID-19 cases to date and 324 987 recoveries.
Total number of COVID-19 cases to date 371 452
Total recoveries 324 987
Total deaths 14 139
active cases (currently infected patients) 32 326
Tests conducted 1 949 955
Hospitalisations 2893 of which 631 are in high care or ICU By 5pm on 20 July 2021, the Western Cape Government had administered a cumulative total of 848 939 vaccines to healthcare workers, staff in the education sector and those within eligible age brackets.
The current 7-day moving average is 75 deaths per day.
Additional data is available on the Western Cape COVID-19 data dashboard which also features active cases per sub-district, active cases per 100 000 and 7-day moving averages.
To view the Dashboard, visit: https://coronavirus.westerncape.gov.za/covid-19-dashboard You can also view the Western Cape Government's vaccine registration dashboard by visiting: https://coronavirus.westerncape.gov.za/vaccine-dashboard Western Cape Government celebrates Brackengate Hospital of Hope's first anniversary
This week, the Western Cape Government is celebrating the Brackengate Hospital of Hope's first anniversary and their sterling efforts to ensure that our healthcare platform can respond, and with the necessary agility.
Premier Winde said: "Facilities such as Brackengate provide reassurance to our residents that we can and will move forward.
As we do so, I call on residents to support our heroic nurses and doctors by registering and receiving their vaccines, should they be eligible." Since it first opened its doors on 20 July 2021, Brackengate Hospital of Hope's healthcare workers has saved more than 3 000 lives.
The facility has recorded 4 346 admissions.
Of which 3 390 people have recovered, and 533 were transferred to tertiary institutions for further care.
Speaking to the important work of Brackengate Hospital of Hope, CEO Maria Brink said: "Looking back 18 months ago, none of us would have believed what lay ahead of us.
No one could have foreseen a disease that would bring humanity worldwide to a collective standstill.
Frontline workers and health management have worked tirelessly since the very beginning to attempt to cope with the devastation caused by COVID.
Tirelessly." The Provincial Minister of Health, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo said: "Opening the Brackengate Hospital of Hope played an important role in Western Cape Government Health's strategy to ensure sufficient capacity to care for COVID-19 patients who needed hospitalisation.
I want to thank everyone who worked behind the scenes to open and maintain this facility, as well as our healthcare workers for their dedication, passion, and commitment in taking care of our COVID-19 patients." Western Cape Government thanks all those serving on the frontline and ensuring the safety of those most vulnerable and at-risk amid the COVID-19 pandemic.