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Kuruman police station closed after official tests positive

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Community assured that services will not be hampered as a mobile service centre has been temporarily set up

File picture: Itumeleng English / African News Agency (ANA)

THE KURUMAN police station in the John Taolo Gaetsewe District was closed for 24 hours as the building was being decontaminated after a SAPS member attached to the station tested positive for Covid-19.

Northern Cape police spokesperson Brigadier Mohale Ramatseba said on Friday that the affected official was placed under quarantine. 

“Other members who came into close contact with the member (who tested positive) have been isolated,” added Ramatseba.

“The decontamination process will be finalised today (Friday) and the police station will be fully operational from Saturday.”

The Provincial Commissioner of the Northern Cape, Lieutenant-General Risimati Peter Shivuri, assured the community of Kuruman that services would not be hampered as a mobile community service centre had been temporarily set up in front of the police station.  

He said that the station commander, Brigadier Baloyi, could be contacted at 082 495 4803, Colonel Phete at 082 874 4332 and the shift commander at 078 118 1346 while the duty officer could be reached at 082 454 2942.

The number of people in the Northern Cape who have tested positive for Covid-19 increased by 19 patients as of Thursday. 

The Minister of Health stated that there were 318 confirmed Covid-19 cases in the Province – up from 299 on June 24. 

The increase includes 10 people residing in the Sol Plaatje municipal area in the Frances Baard District.

These 10 positive cases include a 27-year-old female, a 28-year-old female, a 33-year-old male, a 40-year-old female, a 41-year-old male, a 42-year-old male, two 47-yearold- females, a 49-year-old female and a 61-year-old female. 

In the Thembelihle municipal area in the Pixley ka Seme District, two 36-year-old females tested positive. 

The Northern Cape provincial government stated that a 41-year-old female from the Umsobomvu municipal area in the Pixley ka Seme District was also positive.

It stated that a 23-year-old female and a 30-year-old male from the Kai !Garib municipal area in the ZF Mgcawu District were included in the new statistics. 

“A 42-year-old woman from the Dawid Kruiper Local Municipality in the ZF Mgcawu District, a 37-year-man from Khai-Ma Local Municipality in the Namaqua District, a 54-year-old man from Ga-Segonyana in the John Taolo Gaetsewe District and a 42-year-old woman from the Gamagara Local Municipality in the John Taolo Gaetsewe District tested positive.” 

FIGURES FOR THE PROVINCE

Total number of people screened: 1 705 256

Total tested: 21 564

Total number of positive cases: 318 

Total number of active cases: 186

Number of deaths:

DISTRICT BREAKDOWN

* Number of positive cases 

Frances Baard District: total number of cases 87  

Sol Plaatje Local Municipality: 68

Phokwane Local Municipality: 12

Magareng Local Municipality: 4

Dikgatlong Local Municipality: 3 

Pixley ka Seme District: total number of cases 119

Emthanjeni Local Municipality: 10

Thembelihle Local Municipality: 5 

Umsobomvu Local Municipality: 76

Renosterberg Local Municipality: 11 

Ubuntu Local Municipality: 4 

Siyancuma Local Municipality: 1

Siyathemba Local Municipality:  2 

Kareeberg Local Municipality: 10 


ZF Mgcawu District:
total number of cases 82

Dawid Kruiper Local Municipality: 21 

Kgatelopele Local Municipality: 1 

Tsantsabane Local Municipality: 50

Kai !Garib Local Municipality: 7

!Kheis Local Municipality: 3 

Namakwa District: total number of cases 14 

Hantam Local Municipality: 4 

Karoo Hoogland Local Municipality: 2

Khai-Ma Local Municipality: 5

Nama Khoi Local Municipality: 2 

Kamiesberg Local Municipality: 1

John Taolo Gaetsewe District: total number of cases 15

Ga-Segonyana Local Municipality: 9 

Gamagara Local Municipality: 5

Joe Morolong Local Municipality: 1 

* Total number of recoveries: 128

Frances Baard District: total number of recoveries 51

Phokwane Local Municipality: 10 

Sol Plaatje Local Municipality: 35 

Magareng Local Municipality: 4 

Dikgatlong Local Municipality: 2 

Pixley ka Seme District: total number of recoveries 54

Emthanjeni Local Municipality: 3 

Thembelihle Local Municipality: 1 

Umsobomvu Local Municipality: 34 

Renosterberg Local Municipality: 11 

Siyancuma Local Municipality: 1 

Siyathemba Local Municipality: 1 

Ubuntu Local Municipality: 3 

ZF Mgcawu District: total number of recoveries 14

Dawid Kruiper Local Municipality: 10 

Kgatelopele Local Municipality: 1 

Tsantsabane Local Municipality: 2 

Kai !Garib Local Municipality: 1 

Namaqua District: total number of recoveries 5

Hantam Local Municipality: 3 

Karoo Hoogland Local Municipality: 2 

John Taolo Gaetsewe District: total number of recoveries 4

Ga-Segonyana Local Municipality: 2 

Gamagara Local Municipality: 2 

** Meanhwile, South Africa recorded its biggest single-day spike of 6 579 new cases as the number of Covid-19 infections rose to 118 375 on Thursday.

The Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, expressed his condolences to the families of the 87 people who succumbed to the respiratory illness.

Of the additional deaths, 53 are from the Western Cape, 17 from the Eastern Cape, 15 from KwaZulu-Natal and two from Gauteng, which brings the toll to 2 292.

Also, the country has tested 43 118 people, the highest number of tests in one day, bringing the total to 1 460 012.

While the Western Cape remains the epicentre, there are concerns that both the Eastern Cape and Gauteng are playing catch-up as the numbers continue to grow exponentially.  

The hardest-hit provinces include the Western Cape with 56 780, followed by Gauteng 28 746, Eastern Cape 20 487 and KwaZulu-Natal 6 590.

The North West has 2 965, Free State 976 and  Limpopo 730.

The number of recoveries is 59 974 which translates to a recovery rate of 50.7%.

According to the World Health Organization, there are currently 9 296 202 cases of which 167 056 were recorded in the last 24 hours globally, while 479 133 deaths of which 5 336 are new.