Update on the Coronavirus - 21 March | Western Cape Government


Update on the Coronavirus - 21 March

21 March 2020

The Western Cape now has a total number of 74 COVID-19 infections- with 18 new infections recorded.

Of the total number of infections in the province, only two have required hospitalisation. There have been no deaths recorded anywhere in the country as a result of COVID-19 infections.

Premier Alan Winde said "we all need to be taking more decisive action to stop the spread. Stay home if you can, and if you must go out, make sure that there is a 1.5 metre distance between yourself and any other person. We need to maintain regular handwashing and hygiene. If you have flu like symptoms, you must stay home and seek advice before you go to the clinic or hospital."

The national hotline number is 0800 029 999 and the provincial hotline number is 021 928 4102. More information, and answers to frequently asked questions can be found online at www.westerncape.gov.za/coronavirus.

"If we all commit to implementing decisive measures in our own lives, we will be able to stop the spread and help to protect vulnerable people and communities from this virus. Together, we must stop the spread."

Media Enquiries: 

Bianca Capazorio
Spokesperson for Premier Alan Winde
Tel: 072 372 7044
Email: bianca.capazorio@westerncape.gov.za


Mark Van Der Heever
Deputy Director: Communications
Western Cape Government Health
Tel: 078 589 4156
Email: Mark.vanderheever@westerncape.gov.za