CX’s Covid figures decrease
REGIONAL - With figures having risen last week, both Knysna and Bitou's active and total new cases have dropped once again this week, with the latter seeing the smaller decrease.
Vaccine registrations continue to increase and the number of vaccines administered continues to rise in the province and in the district.
As at Monday 30 August a total of 1 738 763 people had registered for vaccination in the Western Cape. In the Garden Route district there was a total of 162 491 registrations, an increase of 11,01% (+16 120) on last week's total.
The Western Cape had administered 2 000 869 vaccinations by Tuesday, with 191 229 of those in the Garden Route.
On Tuesday 31 August, Knysna had recorded a total of 7 544 cases of Covid-19, of which 6 887 have recovered, 227 have died, and 430 are active cases.
This indicates a total of 200 new cases in the seven days between 24 and 31 August, which is a 30,55% decrease (-88) from the previous week.
The number of active cases also dropped by 21,68% (-119) this week, reaching the lowest number in almost two months. The recovery rate has risen to 91,29% (89,52% last week). The deaths have however increased for the 11th week in a row with another rise of +6, with the mortality rate still on 3%.
In Bitou as at Tuesday,
3 799 Covid-19 cases had been recorded, with 3 425 having recovered, 119 having died, and 255 being active cases. This shows a total of 124 new cases recorded between 24 and 31 August, dropping by 28,74% (-50) from last week. With the active cases decreasing by the small margin of 1,54% (-4) this week, it is the second-highest number in the third wave, behind last week.
The recovery rate here has also risen, to 90,16% (89,74% last week). The deaths have risen by one this week and the mortality rate stands on 3,1%. For the first time, Knysna will have a weekend vaccination site with the Knysna Town Hall site set to be open to administer vaccines to registered members of the public between 09:00 and 14:00 on Saturday 4 September.