Increase In Local Active Covid-19 Cases

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THERE has been an increase in the number of active COVID-19 cases in the Kouga region.

Active Covid-19 cases totalled 212 on July 26 according to the latest report from the Department of Health. On July 22, there was 197 active COVID-19 cases in the region.

There are three COVID-19 patients (none oxygenated) at the Isivivana Hospital in Humansdorp, and two COVID-19 patients (two oxygenated) at the Humansdorp Hospital.

Some 154 residents have died.

The breakdown per town, as at July 26, was Jeffreys Bay (85), Humansdorp (85), Patensie (16), St Francis Bay (10), Loerie (7), Hankey (6), Thornhill (3), Andrieskraal (0), and Oyster Bay (0).

The hot spots are Arcadia (7), Aston Bay (2), C-Place (5), Gill Marcus (15), Graslaagte (1), Hankey (6), Humansdorp (15), Humansdorp Town (26), Jeffreys Bay (2), Jeffreys Bay Central (54), Johnson’s Ridge (1), Kruisfontein (12), KwanomZamo (6), Loerie (7), Paradise Beach (1), Patensie (16), Pellsrus (9), St Francis Bay (10), Thornhill (3), Vaaldam (1), and Waveccrest (12).

The cumulative total stood at 6 492, including, 6 126 recoveries.

Covid stats Kouga region

Slight decrease in local Active Covid-19 Cases

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THERE has been a slight decrease in the number of active COVID-19 cases in the Kouga region.

Active Covid-19 cases totalled 138 on June 30 according to the latest report from the Department of Health. On June 24, there was 141 active COVID-19 case in the region.

There are five COVID-19 patient (three oxygenated) at the Isivivana Hospital in Humansdorp, and one COVID-19 patient (oxygenated) at the Humansdorp Hospital.

Some 132 residents have died.

The breakdown per town, as at June 30, was Jeffreys Bay (91), Humansdorp (27), St Francis Bay (9), Patensie (5), Hankey (3), Thornhill (2), Loerie (1), and Oyster Bay (0).

The hot spots are Aston Bay (7), Boskloof (2), Golf Course (3), Hankey (3), Humansdorp Town (15), Jeffreys Bay Central (68), Kruisfontein (1), KwaNomzamo (6), Loerie (1), Ocean View (2), Patensie (5), Pellsrus (3), St Francis Bay (9), Thornhill (2), and Wavecrest (11).

The cumulative total stood at 5 864, including, 5 594 recoveries.

 

 

 

 

Sharp increase in local active Covid-19 cases

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THERE has been yet another increase in the number of active COVID-19 cases in the Kouga region.

Active Covid-19 cases totalled 141 on June 24 according to the latest report from the Department of Health. On June 20, there was 106 active COVID-19 case in the region.

There are five COVID-19 patient (four oxygenated) at the Isivivana Hospital in Humansdorp.

Some 131 residents have died.

The breakdown per town, as at June 24, was Jeffreys Bay (84), Humansdorp (32), St Francis (10), Patensie (7), Hankey (4), Thornhill (3), Oyster Bay (1), and Loerie (0).

The hot spots are Arcadia (1), Aston Bay (eight), Gill Marcus (2), Golf Course (1), Hankey (4), Hankey (4), Humansdorp Town (24), Jeffreys Bay Central (58), Kruisfontein (1), KwaNomzamo (2), Maak `n Las (1), Oyster Bay (1), Paradise Beach (4), Patensie (7), Pellsrus (7), St Francis Bay (10), Thornhill (3), and Wavecrest (7).

The cumulative total stood at 5 791, including, 5 519 recoveries.

 

 

 

 

Vaccination roll-out “pricks” off in Kouga

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Kouga Municipality employee, Myra Malgas (60), completed the COVID-19 programme registration.

KOUGA residents 60 years and older can now be vaccinated at the first vaccination site situated at the Humansdorp Hospital from Monday, June 14 – after they have registered.

This is as the region is facing an increase in active COVID-19 cases amidst a looming local third wave.

“It is hoped that the vaccination site will help speed up the vaccination of senior citizens, as well as reduce the surge in new COVID-19 infections and associated deaths,” said Kouga Executive Mayor, Horatio Hendricks.

To date, over 774 elderly residents at old age homes across the region have been vaccinated.

Hendricks emphasised that the vaccination roll-out programme gives precedence to residents aged 60 and older, as they are more susceptible to the coronavirus, hospitalisation and death.

“Residents must be registered to qualify for the vaccination,” he said.

“Once registered, the individual will receive an SMS confirming their registration. A follow-up SMS notifying residents of the details of their scheduled vaccination appointment will be send.”

Walk-ins over 60 will only be assisted where possible, and it cannot be guaranteed that they will be vaccinated on the day. They need to have their ID, passport, or driver’s license.

VACCINATION SITES

  • Humansdorp Hospital
  • Weston Community Hall from 09:00 – 15:00 on Thursday, June 17 and Friday, June 18.

TO REGISTER

Registering to get vaccinated is easy.

Residents aged 60 years and older can register for their vaccine appointment by:

  • Using the online registration platform available on the SA Coronavirus website.
  • Dialing *134*832# and registering via USSD.
  • Sending the word “register” via WhatsApp to 060 012 3456.
  • Calling the national toll-free centre at 0800 029 999, where somebody will help residents to register and answer any questions about the vaccination rollout.
  • Visit https://vaccine.enroll.health.gov.za.

Registered soup kitchens to apply for assistance

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SOUP kitchens in the Kouga region can now apply for temporary basic social relief assistance from Kouga Municipality.

“The municipality is set to take hands with local soup kitchens to help address the escalating shortage of food in homes,” said Kouga Executive Mayor, Horatio Hendricks. “Despite COVID-19 restrictions having been eased, many families are still struggling to recover from the impact lockdown has had on the economy and jobs.”

He said that while social relief was the mandate of the Department of Social Development, the lockdown had made it clear that the Department could not cope with the demand.

“As a caring government, the municipality has resolved to continue supporting social relief efforts despite this falling outside our mandate,” he said.

Hendricks said the municipality would mainly be assisting the soup kitchens with groceries.

This is not the first time the municipality extends a lending hand to local soup kitchens and residents in need.

In October 2020, the municipality took hands with six soup kitchens, most of which were established during the COVID-19 lockdown to help address the escalating shortage of food in homes – benefiting over 1 000 residents.

During lockdown level 5, the municipality, in partnership with community groups, also procured and delivered almost 15 000 food parcels to families in need.

To apply, soup kitchens registered with the Department of Social Development, must sent a detailed application to pamayor@kouga.gov.za at 12:00 on Monday, June 28.

Application forms must clearly state the name and address of the organisation, as well as contain a detailed description of the establishment. It must furthermore list all the immediate basic needs of the organisation, excluding appliances and kitchenware, as well as the number of residents benefiting from the specific soup kitchen.

Covid-19 VACCINATION REGISTRATION DRIVE

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KOUGA Municipality, in conjunction with the Department of Health, is set to hold a COVID-19 Vaccination Registration Truck Roadshow in the region on Tuesday, June 15.

According to Kouga Executive Mayor, Horatio Hendricks, the aim of the roadshow is to educate and assist residents who are 60 years and older to register for the COVID-19 vaccination.

The roadshow will kick off opposite the Kouga Municipality’s office in Humansdorp at 10:00, before making its way to the open piece of ground opposite the Tokyo Sexwale Stadium in Jeffreys Bay at 14:30.

Kouga Disaster Management volunteers will be out in full force to help ensure that COVID-19 safety protocols are followed.

“We encourage all elderly residents to make use of this opportunity,” said Hendricks.