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06/03/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/03/2020 03:37

North West Health on Coronavirus Covid-19 cases breakdown per local municipality

North West confirmed COVID-19 cases breakdown per local municipality

The total number of COVID-19 confirmed cases in the North West Province as of Tuesday, 02 June 2020 is 271, an increase of 84 from previously reported cases. This is the highest daily increase of confirmed cases ever recorded in the Province. There are 59 recoveries and one death.

A total of 74 confirmed cases which were reported yesterday were previously allocated to Gauteng and have since been reallocated to the Province after data harmonization and verification of addresses. Majority of these cases are mine related in Rustenburg.

The increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases in mines is a concern to the Department, MEC Madoda Sambatha said. MEC Sambatha is visiting mining houses in the Province to assess level of compliance with lockdown regulations.

'The mines have become hotspots for coronavirus in the Province and more effort is needed to curb the disease from spreading to mining communities.

'Miners should be screened before they could start work and those who come from hotspot provinces like Western Cape, Gauteng and the Eastern Cape should be screened and tested before they could start work,' he said.

Sambatha added that mine workers who test positive and their contacts should be isolated at a quarantined site approved by Government. Mines that were lagging behind in terms of compliance and case management were ordered to work with district health chief directors to ensure compliance.

The breakdown of cases is as follows:

DISTRICT BREAKDOWN

CASES

BOJANALA DISTRICT

160

Rustenburg Municipality

140

Madibeng Municipality

16

Moses Kotane Municipality

3

Moretele Municipality

01

DR. KENNETH KAUNDA DISTRICT

82

JB Marks Municipality

18

Matlosana Municipality

64

NGAKA MODIRI MOLEMA DISTRICT

16

Mahikeng Municipality

11

Ditsobotla Municipality

02

Ratlou Municipality

01

Tswaing Local Municipality

02

DR. RUTH SEGOMOTSI MOMPATI DISTRICT

05

Lekwa Teemane Municipality

03

Greater Taung

01

Mamusa Local Municipality

01

UNALLOCATED

08

DEATHS

01

DATA HARMONIZATION

Allocation and verification of COVID-19 confirmed cases in the North West Province is an ongoing process. The Department of Health will continuously allocate cases after verification to a specific and appropriate location within a particular municipality.

Enquiries:
Tebogo Lekgethwane, Spokesperson
Cell: 082 929 9958
E-mail: [email protected]