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Covid-19 cases in NC surpasses 2 000

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The Pixley Ka Seme district recorded the highest number of new infections with 82 additional cases followed by the Frances Baard district with 76 new positive cases.

FILE PHOTO. Picture: Reuters

The number of positive cases of Covid-19 in the Northern Cape has topped  2 000.

The Minister of Health, Zweli Mkhize, announced on Friday (July 17, 2020) that the total number of Covid-19 positive cases in the province increased from 1 831 to 2 044.

The Pixley Ka Seme district recorded the highest number of new infections with 82 additional cases followed by the Frances Baard district with 76 new positive cases.

The John Taolo Gaetsewe district recorded 40 new cases, ZF Mgcawu district seven and Namakwa district one new case.

The Frances Baard district currently has the most cases with 781, followed by Pixley Ka Seme with 737 positive cases. The John Taolo Gaetsewe district has a total of 275 positive cases, ZF Mgcawu 179 and Namaqua has 61 positive cases.

The death toll in the Province is still standing at 15. Just under 40 000 (39 531) Coronavirus tests have been conducted in the Province thus far, while more than two million people have been screened.

Mkhize said the Province recorded 217 additional positive people in the previous 24 hours.

Mkhize urged anyone who tested positive to immediately self-isolate to curb the spread of the virus.

“If you test positive for Covid-19, you should immediately start self-isolating – if you have not done so already at the onset of possible symptoms of Covid-19. Depending on the severity of your symptoms, you may be able to safely self-isolate at home but if you present with severe disease, you may require hospitalisation,” he said.