The Buffalo City Command Centre has noted that the Municipality has not recorded any fatalities in the last fortnight.
The Number of confirmed COVID-19 DEATHS remains at 699, since the previous statistics update on 21 September 2020.
One of the factors that have attributed to these results is the continued Covid-19 Ward Based Rapid Response Task Team where identified households are being visited Covid-19 screening; HIV and AIDS programmes; Mother and Child Health Programmes and Nutrition; Delivery of medication at home and awareness campaigns.
In terms of the Municipal workforce, the Municipality currently has zero infections with a 97 percent recovery rate.
The Covid-19 statistics tabled at the Command Center as at 30 September are as follows:
Number of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases still ACTIVE is 58.
Number of COVID-19 Tests done to date (Public & Private) is 87 158.
Number of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases to date (POSITIVE) is 20 842.
Number of COVID-19 Cases that RECOVERED is 20 085.
COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF RECOVERY RATE PER DISTRICT AS ON 30/09/2020 – BCM IS AT 96.4%
COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF CASE FATALITY RATE AS ON 30/09/2020 – 3.4%
ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE SITES
• No one is currently admitted in ECDoH sites provided by Dept of Public Works as on 30/09/2020.
• The 12 isolation and quarantine sites are still available.
• All Current active cases are in self-isolation
• Total number of privately owned beds available for isolation and quarantine is 283 beds.
The Command Center also made some general comments on observations on COVID-19 as follows:
• There is a reduction of the SARS-Cov-2 burden of disease in BCMM.
– The number of active cases has decreased significantly and the recovery rate has remained around 96.4%.
– Males are at a higher risk of dying due to SARS-Cov-2 related causes than the female population.
– The risk of dying increases with the increase in the age of the individuals. However, there is an emergency of the deaths among the younger age groups.
– Persons with comorbidities are at higher risk of dying due to SARS-Cov-2 related causes. The common comorbidities were hypertension, diabetes, HIV and obesity.
– The hospitalizations of patients who tested positive for SARS-Cov-2 continues to decrease especially in August and September.
The Command Center also received a report that the Municipality’s safety cluster comprising of SAPS, SANDF, BCM Traffic & BCM Law Enforcement operations are continuing to be enforced, and the statistics (21-30 Sept 2020)
Date Posted: 2020-10-01