Ekurhuleni Covid-19 hotspot of Gauteng
Ramaphosa has detailed how a team of medical experts will monitor the progress of the 12 problematic districts and metros.
These coronavirus hotspot regions are now subject to the following interventions:
According to IOL, Gauteng Premier David Makura announced that Ekurhuleni is the new Covid–19 hotspot in Gauteng.
Ekurhuleni has the second highest number of cases and deaths in the province after Johannesburg, said Makura
According to Makura’s presentation last week these are the reported cases.
(Kempton Park, Tembisa and OlifantsFontein) reported 171 cases
(Bedfordview, Boksburg and Edenvale)
reported 119 cases
(Alberton, Vosloorus and Germiston)
reported 106 cases
According to IOL, Gauteng Health Spokesperson Kwara Kekana said Ekurhuleni cases were a result of the economic activities happening in the area.
“As part of the economic corridor of Gauteng province, the district has many industries, airports and residential areas. It is a densely populated district.
The cumulative number of cases in the district ( recovered and active) were as a result of aggressive screening and testing in communities, door to door, clinics, hospitals, quarantine sites and in businesses and factories that were functioning in the past few months” she said.
“These hotspots will all be monitored, and should it be necessary, these parts of the country may revert to Level 4 or Level 5 if we see a risk of our health facilities being overwhelmed.
However, we’re also aiming to place areas where infections are low to Level 2, or even Level 1 at some point soon.”
Sources: IOL, thesouthafrican