Covid-19 active cases raise to 1 600 in Tshwane

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The number of active Covid-19 cases in the city of Tshwane has risen to 1,600, with a cluster outbreak at the Tshwane University of Technology’s Pretoria West campus particularly worrying.

The latest Covid-19 report, on Monday morning, puts active cases at 1,689. Last week on Monday, the number of active cases was 362. Other areas of concern with increased infections include Atteridgeville, Mamelodi East, and Soshanguve.

In a statement, City of Tshwane spokesperson, Sipho Stuurman, said the city has recorded a sharp increase in the number of active Covid-19 cases.

“This is concerning and requires increased vigilance from all our residents, new confirmed daily cases have also increased, from below 50 to above 300.

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“Another concern is that traditionally over the festive season, Tshwane residents welcome visitors from other areas and provinces. This can obviously increase the possibility of infections,” he said