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BUFFALO CITY COVID-19 STATISTICS: ZERO FATALITIES IN TWO WEEKS

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)



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Date Posted: 2020-10-01