LIST: COVID-19 in SA hotspots

File: Some hospitals in the Western Cape are now allowing patients to receive visitors

File: Some hospitals in the Western Cape are now allowing patients to receive visitors

Reuters

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's COVID-19 cases are nearing 5,000 cases with 93 deaths.

According to the Health Ministry, most COVID-19 deaths are as a result of underlying conditions.

Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize hosted a high-level technical briefing on COVID-19 on Tuesday.

He presented an analysis on intervention by government.

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“Studies continue to consistently demonstrate a strong association of adverse outcomes (that is serious illness or death) from COVID-19 infection with pre-existing co-morbidities,” said Mkhize.

“The three that are currently emerging to be the most commonly associated co-morbidities are hypertension, diabetes and obesity. Lung disease such as asthma and chronic obstructive airways disease, commonly seen in smokers, are also important pathologies. Age over 63 is an important factor,” he added.

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Below are hotspots in the country:

Eastern Cape:

Alfred Nzo District Municipality

Joe Gqabi District Municipality

Amathole District Municipality

Oliver Tambo District Municipality

Chris Hani District Municipality

Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality

Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality

Sarah Baartman District Municipality

 

Northern Cape:

John Taolo Gaetsewe District Municipality

Zwelentlanga Fatman Mgcawu District Municipality

Pixley Ka Seme District Municipality

 

Limpopo:

Sekhukhune District Municipality

Mopani District Municipality

Vhembe District Municipality

Capricorn District Municipality

Waterberg District Municipality

 

Western Cape:

Central Karoo District Municipality

West Coast District Municipality

Cape Winelands District Municipality

City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality

Garden Route District Municipality

 

Gauteng:

Sedibeng District Municipality

City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality

Westrand District Municipality

City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality

Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality

 

KwaZulu-Natal:

Harry Gwala District Municipality

Zululand District Municipality

Umzinyathi District Municipality

King Cetshwayo District Municipality

Amajuba District Municipality

Ugu District Municipality

Uthukela District Municipality

uMkhanyakude District Municipality

Umgungundlovu District Municipality

iLembe District Municipality

eThekwini District Municipality

 

Mpumalanga:

Nkangala District Municipality

Enhlanzeni District Municipality

 

North West:

Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality

Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality

Dr Kenneth Kaunda District Municipality


Free State:

Lejweleputswa District Municipality

Fezile Dabi District Municipality

Xhariep District Municipality

Thabo Mofutsanyana District Municipality

Source
eNCA