The latest COVID-19 data shows that the hot-spots in South Africa are beginning to migrate out of Gauteng, and are now springing up in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN). Provincial Premier Sihle Zikalala confirmed that the region has replaced Gauteng as the national epicentre for disease, and Health Minister Zweli Mkhize is also wary.
We are still concerned about the numbers for August. The pattern varies according to Province. The Western Cape numbers are now reducing, KZN is the one that is now on the rise. #QuestionTime @Newzroom405— Dr Zweli Mkhize (@DrZweliMkhize) July 26, 2020
KZN's COVID-19 figures on Monday 27 July
In the past eight days, KZN has seen its COVID-19 cases increase by 50%. It is recording some of the highest daily infections rates of anywhere in Mzansi, and only Gauteng has more active cases to report:
- Total cases: 64 061[*]Still active: 42 196[*]Last daily increase in positive tests: 3 529[*]Percentage of active cases in SA: 24.3%
Updated: The COVID-19 hot-spots of South Africa
In data published earlier on Monday, a total of 17 recognised municipalities – both local and district – were identified as troublesome by the health department. The worst affected sub-districts have also been listed, as KwaZulu-Natal is now staring directly at the peak of its COVID-19 battle.
This, however, does not mean the suburbs of Gauteng have managed to rid themselves of the disease. Hot-spots in Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni and Pretoria still require and intense national focus. Listed below are all of the most active COVID-19 hot-spots in South Africa, divided into their respective locations:
The worst affected regions in KZN (full list):
EThekwini: Umlazi, KwaMashu, Phoenix, Chatsworth, Inanda, Newlands, Tongaat, Pinetown, Westville, Ntuzuma.
Umgungundlovu: Umsunduzi (CBD, Elandskop, Grange, Bisley, Imbali, LIncon Maede, Hayfields, Montain Rise, Northdale, Scottsvile, Sobantu.
Mpofana, Mkhambathini, Richmond and Harry Gwala: Townville, Magonggo, Thorville and Umzimkhulu.
King Cethwayo and Nkandla: Umlalazi Nogobhoza reserve, Ezingwenya, Nkume, Island, Vuma, Eziqwaqweni, Edankweni, Imbizo, Emaqeleni, Umlalazi, Ezinkiliji, Amandawe, Ekombe Hospital and Mashinga.
Umhlathuze: Ngwelezana Township, Jabulani, Matsana and Qalakabusha Correctional Services, Ngwelezana Township A & B section.
Mthonjaneni: Melmoth Town, Thubalethu Phase 1-5, Mfanefile, Nkwenkwe, Mgabhi Store and Ndabazensangu area.
Ilembe and Ugu: KwaDukuza, Mandeni, Port Shepstone, Gamalakhe, Margate, Murchison, Nzimakhwe, Harding, Scottburgh.
Umkhanyakude and Umzinyathi: Hlabisa, Umvoti, Pomeroy (Nhlanhleni), Umsinga (Cosh wards), Esidakeni, Othulin Lwezulu.
Zululand: Abaqulusi (Mondlo, Vryheid Town, Bhekuzulu, Hlobane), EDumbe, Paulpietersburg, Tholakele, Ceza, Nongoma, Dabhasi, Maphophoma, Nongoma Town, Usuthu, White City.
Uthukela: Alfred Duma, Observation, Steadville, Accaciaville, Inkosi Langalibalele (Phangweni C Section), CBD, Bhekuzulu.
Amajuba: Newcastle, Osizweni, Madadeni, Madlangeni, Utrect Town, Dannhauser, Durnacol, Shepstone Lake.
COVID-19 hot-spots in the City of Johannesburg
Johannesburg D: Doornkop, Soweto, Dobsonville, Protea Glen.
Johannesburg F: Inner City, Johannesburg South.
Johannesburg E: Alexandra, Wynberg, Sandton, Orange Grove, Houghton.
Other hot-spot areas in Gauteng
Ekurhuleni North: Kempton Park, Edenvale, Thembisa, BapsfonteinEkurhuleni South: Reiger Park, Delmore Gardens, Alberton, Boksburg, Germiston, Bedfordview, Katlehong, Vosloorus, Thokoza.
Ekurhuleni South: Reiger Park, Delmore Gardens, Alberton, Boksburg, Germiston, Bedfordview, Katlehong, Vosloorus, Thokoza.
Tshwane 3: Atteridgeville, Laudium, Pretoria CBD, Hercules, Danville, Saulsville, Lotus, Pretoria West.