Streaming issues? Report here
Clement Manyethela 702 gradient Clement Manyethela 702 gradient
The Clement Manyathela Show
09:00 - 12:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: The Midday Report with Mandy Wiener
See full line-up
The Clement Manyathela Show
09:00 - 12:00
Home
arrow_forward
Local

Gauteng accounts for 35,2% of active COVID-19 cases in SA

12 July 2020 9:25 AM
Tags:
Gauteng
Coronavirus
Covid 19
Gauteng covid 19 numbers

Johannesburg continues to be the epicentre with more deaths and infections than anywhere else in the province.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng now accounts for at least 35,2% of South Africa’s active COVID-19 cases, with total infections in the province at 93,044.

Johannesburg continues to be the epicentre, with more deaths and infections than anywhere else in the province.

With its large population and high-density housing, Soweto, the country's biggest township has the most active COVID-19 cases.

Of the more than 40,200 cases in Johannesburg, over 8,800 are in the sub-districts of Doornkop, Soweto, Dobsonville and Protea Glen. Almost 8,000 cases are in sub-district F, which houses the inner city and Johannesburg south.

City of Johannesburg mayoral spokesperson Mlimandlela Ndamase said: “Based on the numbers of the population living in those areas, the numbers don’t go higher. It’s not necessarily that those areas have become hot spots. It is because of the population as there are more people living in those areas, so the infection rate is higher.”

Ndamase said the city would continue efforts to the curb the spread of the virus and called on residents to do their part.

COVID-19 has claimed the lives of at least 235 people in Johannesburg, while 17,000 others have recovered.

Download the EWN app to your iOS or Android device.


This article first appeared on EWN : Gauteng accounts for 35,2% of active COVID-19 cases in SA


12 July 2020 9:25 AM
Tags:
Gauteng
Coronavirus
Covid 19
Gauteng covid 19 numbers

More from Local

dr-zweli-mkhizejpg

UPDATE: Gauteng COVID-19 recoveries reach 132,002

6 August 2020 11:19 PM

Number of national recoveries so far is 387,316, which translates to a 72% recovery rate. There were 36,616 new tests conducted.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

oranges-1117628-1920jpg

Good news for local citrus industry: Bumper season expected for US exports

6 August 2020 8:38 PM

Justin Chadwick (Citrus Growers' Association) says it's all thanks to the perceived immune-boosting attraction of Vitamin C.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

liquor-store-sales-wine-champagne-mmc-brut-bubbly-alcohol-booze-drinking-123rf

Former Shoprite CEO joins court battle against alcohol ban - Govt is too slow!

6 August 2020 7:36 PM

Bruce Whitfield interviews Whitey Basson, who believes it's just not good enough for govt to say ban will be lifted but not when.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital

Good Samaritans install free WiFi at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital

6 August 2020 7:22 PM

They have put signs for the public, family members and friends of the patients who are unreachable inside the COVID-19 wards.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Ronald Lamola

Cabinet is serious about tackling fraud and corruption, says Lamola

6 August 2020 6:54 PM

The minister said the inter-ministerial committee, appointed by President Cyril Ramaphosa, was an entity with teeth that would act against those found to be looting from COVID-19 related projects.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Helen Zille

What happened to the DA's investigation into Helen Zille's tweets

6 August 2020 5:23 PM

News24 reporter James Villiers finds it interesting that Federal Council chairperson has not tweeted since her tweet in June.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

20200723mkhizeineasterncapejfif

KwaZulu-Natal officials suspended as negligence blamed for death of elderly man

6 August 2020 4:31 PM

Health Minister Zweli Mlhize lauds provincial authorities and is confident that they will manage the increase in infections.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

daily-maverick-logopng

Daily Maverick to launch weekly newspaper

6 August 2020 2:35 PM

Mandy Wiener spoke to Daily Maverick co-founder and publisher Styli Charalambous to find out more.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

national youth development agency

How was the National Youth Development Agency board picked?

6 August 2020 2:06 PM

DA's Luyolo Mphithi says many candidates who had applied and had the requisite qualifications were left out of the process.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Ventilator hospital icu intensive care 123rf 123rflifestyle

Mother of baby girl swapped with a boy at hospital relates her anguish

6 August 2020 12:27 PM

The Department of Health has asked for her details to investigate the case and a report may be available today.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward