JOHANNESBURG: More than 2,870 new Covid-19 infections have been reported in Gauteng, with the districts of Johannesburg and Tshwane accounting for more than 70% of new cases in the province.
More than 11,411 people have died from the virus in the province, and more than 400,000 previously infected people are recovering from it.
On Sunday evening, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced 45 more deaths linked to Covid-19 – bringing the death toll to more than 56,974. He said there were more than 5,000 new infections reported. To date, more than 3.3 million South Africans have been vaccinated, he said.
In the Gauteng Health Department’s daily Covid-19 statement, statistics showed cases were increasing rapidly in the Johannesburg area of Inner City, Randburg, Bedfordview, Roodepoort and Mfuleni.
These areas have recorded more than 150 new infections in the past 24 hours, according to statistics from the Gauteng Department of Health.
New cases by region:
Johannesburg – 1018
Tshwane – 922
Ekurhuleni – 479
West Rand – 232
Sedibeng – 199
“The total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Gauteng, as of June 6, 2021, stands at 474,484 with 441,008 recoveries and 11,411 deaths.
“A total of 3,074 people are currently hospitalized in public and private establishments.
“As of Sunday 06 June 2021, 499,533 people have been registered on the Electronic Vaccination Data System (EVDS). A total of 346,914 people have been vaccinated in the province as of June 4, 2021, ”Gauteng Health spokesperson Kwara Kekana said.
In terms of increasing cases in the regions, statistics show that there were three sub-regions with over 150 new infections in the Johannesburg area.
The first region, Region F, which covers the regions of downtown Johannesburg and southern Johannesburg, recorded 197 new infections. More than 497 people have succumbed to Covid-19 since last year in this sub-region.
The second region is Region B, which includes suburbs such as Randburg, Rosebank, and Parktown. There have been more than 194 new infections in the region, while 317 people have died from Covid-19 since last March in this sub-region.
The third region with more than 150 new infections in Joburg is Region C, which includes areas such as Roodepoort, Northgate and Constantia Kloof, has recorded more than 178 new cases. More than 389 deaths have been reported in this sub-region.
In Tshwane, three sub-regions recorded more than 150 new infections.
In Region 3, which has the most cases in the city of Tshwane, areas such as Atteridgeville, Inner Pretoria and Pretoria West have recorded more than 290 new cases, making it the Gauteng subregion with the most new infections.
In Region 4, which includes areas such as Waterkloof, Brooklyn, and Hatfield, there were 213 new infections.
In Region 5, which includes Mamelodi, Equestria and Mooikloof, 186 new cases have been reported.
In Ekurhuleni in North Region 2, which includes areas such as Bedfordview, Boksburg and Benoni, 194 new cases have been reported. It was the only sub-region of Ekurhuleni with more than 150 new infections.