The number of active Covid-19 cases in the city of Tshwane has risen sharply to 1,600, with a cluster outbreak on the Tshwane University of Technology’s Pretoria West campus being of particular concern.
< "Other areas of concern with increased infections are Hatfield, Atteridgeville, Mamelodi East, Centurion and Soshanguve," said city spokesman Sipho Stuurman.
The latest Covid-19 report from Monday morning puts active cases at 1,689. Last week on Monday, the number of active cases was 362.
“This is worrying and requires increased vigilance from all of our residents,” said Stuurman.
New confirmed daily cases also have from under 50 to over 300.
“Another concern is that Tshwane residents traditionally welcome visitors from other areas and provinces during the Christmas season. Obviously, this can increase the possibility of infections.
“We therefore appeal to residents to continue to adhere to the known Covid-19 safety protocols. While it may be too early to talk about the fourth wave being in our midst, now is not the time to lose our vigilance. ”
Stuurman said the city health department and other stakeholders worked closely with their provinces to ensure that all measures are in place to address the spikes in infection and help those who need them.