JUST IN | Nelson Mandela Bay Covid-19 cases rise to 91

GOING UP: The number of positive Covid-19 cases continues to rise in Nelson Mandela Bay
GOING UP: The number of positive Covid-19 cases continues to rise in Nelson Mandela Bay
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The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Nelson Mandela Bay Covid-19 has risen to 91.

A municipal report seen by The Herald shows that, as of April 16, the Bay’s numbers had increased significantly in the townships, with KwaDwesi recording 26 cases.

The figures were contained in a report by the city’s joint operations centre, which was presented to the city's leadership on Thursday.

The breakdown of the figures are as follows:

  • Algoa Park 4
  • Bluewater Bay 3
  • Ben Kamma 1
  • Despatch 3
  • Kabega Park 1
  • Kamma Park 1
  • KwaDwesi 26
  • KwaNobuhle 3
  • Kwazakhele 6
  • Lovemore Heights 1
  • Missionvale 1
  • Motherwell 1
  • Mt Croix 1
  • New Brighton 4
  • Newton Park 1
  • North End 2
  • Sherwood 3
  • Summerstrand 2
  • Uitenhage 3
  • Walmer 7
  • West End 3
  • Westering 1
  • Zwide 13

On Wednesday, health minister Zweli Mkhize announced 2,506 confirmed cases of the virus.

The Eastern Cape's official data states that 199 people had tested positive for the virus.

Judy Ngoloyi, spokesperson for the MEC of health Sindiswa Gomba, said the official number of infections in the Bay was 69.  This was the figure announced by Mkhize on Wednesday.

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