Tebogo Msimanga |
North West MEC for Health, Madoda Sambatha expressed concern with the increasing number of Covid-19 positive cases in the province in the past two weeks. To date, the province has reported 101 096 positive cases and 82 620 recoveries which translates to an 81.7% recovery rate.
The province has 16 001 active cases to date with Bojanala district accounting for 9801 cases, followed by Dr Kenneth Kaunda district with 2981 and Ngaka Modiri Molema district with 2350 cases. Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati has the least cases with only 614 cases.
“We are gravely concerned by the steady increase of COVID-19 cases in the province, the average cases reported since last week hovers around 1000 on average. This is a serious cause for concern for our province given the status quo unfolding in Gauteng province” MEC Madoda Sambatha.
The province has administered 159 272 vaccines to date and the MEC Sambatha reiterated his plead to all eligible persons to continue to register on the EVDS for vaccination.
“We still plead with our communities to adhere to basic preventative measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 infections, it is up to us to stop this deadly virus therefore our communities should take the responsibility and not wait for the government to police them for compliance, it is in our hands” concluded Madoda Sambatha.