There has been a steady decline in the number of active Covid-19 cases in the Kouga region.
Active COVID-19 cases totalled 47 on 2 February, according to the latest report from the Department of Health. This is a decrease of 10 active cases compared to 26 January when there were 57 active cases.
No new COVID-19 related deaths were recorded during this period, with the total number of deaths remaining at 106.
The breakdown per town, as at 2 February, was as follows:
- Jeffreys Bay 17,
- Humansdorp 15,
- Patensie 2,
- St Francis 7,
- Hankey 1,
- Oyster Bay 0,
- Thornhill 5 and
- Loerie 0.
The hot spot areas are Humansdorp Town (12), Jeffreys Bay Central (12) and St Francis Bay (7).
The cumulative total stood at 5 340, including 5 187 recoveries – a recovery rate of 96%.
Kouga Executive Mayor, Horatio Hendricks, welcomed the news, but cautioned residents, visitors, and the business sector to remain on guard.
“Each one of us has a role to play in keeping Kouga safe. We are grateful for the manner in which all role-players have taken hands to steer us through these trying times.”
He thanked local healthcare workers, the municipality’s disaster management volunteers and other government and community staeholders, for their tireless efforts to minimise the spread of the pandemic.