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337 positive Covid-19 cases in N Cape

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Number of people deemed recovered has increased to 129

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THE MINISTER of Health announced that the total number of people who have tested positive for Covid-19 in the Northern Cape has increased from 318 to 337, as of June 26.

Seven more people from the Sol Plaatje municipal area in the Frances Baard District tested positive – a 21-year-old woman, a 32-year-old man, a 35-year-old woman, a 38-year-old woman, a 40-year-old woman, a 59-year-old woman and a 62-year-old woman.

This brings the total number of infections in the Frances Baard District to 94 cases. 

With an increase in infections, the Pixley ka Seme district now has 127 confirmed cases. 

Northern Cape Premier Dr Zamani Saul on Friday attributed the rise in infections in this region to a number of residents who worked and frequently travelled to the Eastern Cape. 

A 53-year-old man from the Siyancuma municipal area in the Pixley ka Seme District is also among the new confirmed cases. 

Five people from the Emthanjeni municipal area in the Pixley ka Seme District – a 22-year-old man, a 27-year-old woman, a 46-year-old man, a 52-year-old man and a 53-year-old woman – also tested positive. 

Two people from the Umsobomvu municipal area in the Pixley ka Seme District – a 34-year-old woman and a 40-year-old man – are among the recent cases recorded. 

A 45-year-old woman from the Gamagara municipal area in the John Taolo Gaetsewe District is another confirmed case.

The John Taolo Gaetsewe District now has a total of 16 cases while the ZF Mgcawu district has 84 recorded cases. The Namakwa district has the lowest number of Covid-19 patients – with 14 cases confirmed. 

The Northern Cape provincial government said that two people from the Kai !Garib municipal area in the ZF Mgcawu district – a 32-year-old man and a 33-year-old man – also tested positive. 

It indicated that two people from other provinces will be reallocated soon. 

The number of people deemed recovered has increased to 129.

Frances Baard District: 52 recoveries

11 – Phokwane Local Municipality 

35 – Sol Plaatje Local Municipality 

4 – Magareng Local Municipality 

2 – Dikgatlong Local Municipality 

Pixley ka Seme District: 54 recoveries

3 – Emthanjeni Local Municipality 

1 – Thembelihle Local Municipality 

34 – Umsobomvu Local Municipality 

11 – Renosterberg Local Municipality 

1 – Siyancuma Local Municipality 

1 – Siyathemba Local Municipality 

3 – Ubuntu Local Municipality 

ZF Mgcawu District: 14 recoveries

10 – Dawid Kruiper Local Municipality 

1 – Kgatelopele Local Municipality 

2 – Tsantsabane Local Municipality 

1 – Kai !Garib Local Municipality 

Namakwa District: 5 recoveries

3 – Hantam Local Municipality 

2 – Karoo Hoogland Local Municipality 

John Taolo Gaetsewe District: 4 recoveries

2 – Ga-Segonyana Local Municipality 

2 – Gamagara Local Municipality