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N Cape Covid-19 cases rise to 355


The number of people deemed recovered has increased to 186

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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 337 to 355 cases, as of June 27.

Seven more people residing in the Sol Plaatje municipal area in the Frances Baard District tested positive – a 19-year-old man, a 23-year-old woman, a 37-year-old woman, a 38-year-old woman, a 44-year-old woman, a 55-year-old woman and a 55-year-old man.

This brings the total number of infections to 82 in the Sol Plaatje municipal area and 101 in the Frances Baard District. 

In the Pixley ka Seme District the number of positive cases has risen to 137. This is after a 45-year-old woman from the Emthanjeni municipal area tested positive while another eight people tested positive in the Umsobomvu municipal area – a 29-year-old man, a 32-year-old man, a 35-year-old man, a 40-year-old man, a 42-year-old woman, a 47-year-old woman, a 51-year-old woman and a 53-year-old woman. One person, a 19-year-old woman from the Kareeberg municipal area, has also tested positive. 

The Umsobomvu municipal area has the highest number of infections in the district with 86 cases. 

There are 17 confirmed cases in the John Taolo Gaetsewe District after a 28-year-old man tested positive in the Gamagara municipal area. 

A 33-year-old woman from the Tsantsabane municipal area has also been confirmed positive – bringing the total number of cases in the ZF Mgcawu District to 85. Tsantsabane has 51 positive cases. 

The Namakwa District still has 14 cases. 

The Northern Cape provincial government said one person who was wrongly allocated to the Province has been reallocated to another province.

“One person wrongly allocated to the Northern Cape will be reallocated soon,” it added.

The number of people deemed recovered has increased to 186:

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: 68 recoveries

12 – Dawid Kruiper Local Municipality 

1 – Kgatelopele Local Municipality 

50 – Tsantsabane Local Municipality 

2 – Kai !Garib Local Municipality 

3 – Kheis Local Municipality

Namakwa District: 5 recoveries

3 – Hantam Local Municipality 

2 – Karoo Hoogland Local Municipality 

John Taolo Gaetsewe District: 7 recoveries

5 – Gasegonyana Local Municipality 

2 – Gamagara Local Municipality

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