Covid-19: Still no death in Mpumalanga, lots of recoveries

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Covid-19: Still no death in Mpumalanga, many recoveries
FAIRING WELL: Mpumalanga has so far seen no death from the Corona Virus. PICTURE BY EWN

Of the 103 cases there were 46 males and 57 females.


Mpumalanga is currently the only province in South Africa that has not reported any death, instead recording a constant rise in recoveries.

Northern Cape last week reported its first death on 19 May 2020.

Mpumalanga has reported 103 cases, with 61 of them having recovered while 42 are currently undergoing treatment.

Nkomazi and Pixley ka Seme municipalities which until recently used to be epicentres of the virus have both turned the tides around, leaving Mbombela, Govan Mbeki and eMalahleni in the SARS-COV2 trouble.

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As of 26 May 2020, Nkomazi had 1 active case and Pixley ka Seme 2 cases down from 21 and 17 respectively – with 20 recoveries in Nkomazi and 15 recoveries in Pixley.

Mbombela currently has the highest cases, at 21 with only 8 recoveries – followed by Govan Mbeki at 17 with 3 recoveries and eMalahleni with 8 cases and 2 recoveries.

Other Mpumalanga municipalities are 

– Emakhazeni with 2 cases and 2 discoveries

– Steve Tshwete with 3 cases and 2 discoveries

– Thembisile Hani with 3 cases and 3 recoveries

– Victor Khanye with 1 case, 0 recovery

– Msukaligwa 2 cases and 2 recoveries

– Lekwa with 2 cases and 2 recoveries

– Chief Albert Luthuli with 1 case and 0 discovery

– Thaba Chweu with 2 cases and 1 recovery

– Bushbuckridge with 3 cases and 1 recovery

– Dr JS Moroka with 1 case and 1 recovery

Dipaleseng and Mkhondo in Gert Sibande district has zero.

Nationally, the number is close to 25 000 of which close to 13 000 were recoveries. So far 524 people have died in South Africa, with the Western Cape accounting for over 70% of the cases in the country.

The Northern Cape and North West still have one Covid-19 related death each while Western Cape sits at 363 deaths.

Gauteng sits at 2 773 confirmed cases and 29 deaths while KZN had close to 2 000 cases with 46 deaths.

(edited by MLM)

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