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Gauteng’s COVID-19 Hot-spots: These are the worst-affected suburbs

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Gauteng’s transition into becoming South Africa’s “COVID-19 hot-spot” has been predictably brutal. The province has surpassed the Western Cape in terms of active cases, and as of this weekend, recorded the highest single day rise for any localised region. Meanwhile, five suburbs have been identified as the worst-affected.

LATEST CORONAVIRUS CASES AND DEATHS IN SOUTH AFRICA
For the whole of Mzansi, 138 134 cases have been recorded, with 2 456 deaths.

Right now, what’s happening in Gauteng is overwhelmingly tragic; the rising fatality rates and new infections seem to be dovetailing with the high numbers witnessed in the south-west. As it stands, 42% of all active cases in South Africa are now in GP. It’s also home to more than a quarter of all confirmed infections.

There have been 174 deaths in Gauteng so far, with over 8 500 recoveries. But with a total of 36 895 COVID-19 patients since March, it has become a breeding ground for this violent and relentless disease. Thanks to statistics provided to us from covid19sa.org, we’re able to see how each district has been impacted in 2020:

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JOHANNESBURG
Total cases: 16 712
Daily change: 1 349
Seven-day average cases per day: 913
Recoveries: 4 924
Deaths: 84

EKURHULENI
Total cases: 7 196
Daily change: 633
Seven-day average cases per day: 433
Recoveries: 1 907
Deaths: 33

TSHWANE
Total cases: 5 381
Daily change: 565
Seven-day average cases per day: 316
Recoveries: 1 074
Deaths: 21

WEST RAND
Total cases: 2 247
Daily change: 167
Seven-day average cases per day: 115
Recoveries: 543
Deaths: 12

SEDIBENG
Total cases: 1 207
Daily change: 99
Seven-day average cases per day: 76
Recoveries: 132
Deaths: 16

COVID-19 HOT-SPOTS: THE WORST AFFECTED AREAS IN GAUTENG
The data also goes a little further and provides a breakdown of the suburbs and sub-districts – five of which have become a real cause for concern in the eyes of our health officials. The Municipalities of Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni have been hit badly, with regions like Kempton Park, Joburg South and Soweto struggling to contain the spread of COVID-19:

Gauteng hot spots

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