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BUFFALO CITY METRO COVID-19 CASES CONTINUE TO BE LOW PEOPLE ARE STILL ADVISED TO PRACTICE PRECAUTION

Despite the notable depletion in the number of cases of Covid-19 in Buffalo City, awareness campaigns continue in an attempt to preclude a potential third wave.

The Municipality is conducting awareness blitz every week, and today our officials are at eBhongweni area raising alertness about the virus and its implications.

As on 11 March 2021, the Buffalo City Metro Command Centre received a report that there are 49 positive cases in the City.

For this reporting week, the daily number of new cases has remained below 10 cases a day. There were 12 newly reported deaths between 21 March 2021 and 11 April 2021 in BCM.

The cumulative number of diagnosed SARS-Cov-2 cases has increased from 38 850 reported previously in the last report to 39 007 as on 11 April 2021.

The accumulative Covid-19 statistics tabled at the Command Center as at 11 April 2021 are as follows:

Number of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases still ACTIVE is 49.

Number of COVID-19 Tests done to date (Public & Private) is 160 777. Number of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases to date (POSITIVE) is 39 007. Number of COVID-19 Cases that RECOVERED is 36 604.

Number of confirmed COVID-19 DEATHS is 2354.

The recovery rate remains constant at 93.8%. The Case Fatality Rate remains at 6,0%.

The highest incident rate of Covid19 cases remains amongst the 30-39 years age group in the week under review.

All the sub-areas continue to report recovery rates of above 90% as evidenced by the number of active cases which has declined.

There is just one ward where the cases have risen dramatically-that is ward 18 in East London.



This includes: Bonnie Doon, Bunkers hill, Nahoon, Nahoon valley, Stirling, Vincent, Woodleigh. There are no patterns to the cases and they are spread all over that ward.

Ward 22 in Mdantsane has seen a rise in cases (but they were all members from the same household).

The numbers show that things are getting better, but people need to keep up precautions especially with lockdown regulations being eased.

BUFFALO CITY METRO VACCINATION

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine arrived in BCM as part of the expansion of vaccination sites announced by the State President. More sites have since been established.

Frere Hospital has been identified as a Satellite vaccination site under the Johnson & Johnson Sisonke Study.

Health Workers from both public and private hospitals are being vaccinated first.

The Buffalo City Metro has also begun with its first rollout of vaccination of its employees.

The Maximum capacity for daily vaccinations at Frere Hospital is 350 people per day.

The Cecilia Makiwane Hospital vaccination site has vaccinated 1233 employees to date since the site was opened on 26 March 2021.

The Buffalo City Health District has vaccinated 10 924 employees as on 09 April 2021.

The vaccination drive for all Phase 1 health worker

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Date Posted: 2021-04-19