Limpopo COVID-19 positive cases climbs to 76, 3 deaths

MEC, Dr. Phophi Ramathuba. Twitter

Fif­teen new coro­n­avirus cas­es were on Sat­ur­day report­ed in two sep­a­rate dis­tricts in Limpopo, bring­ing the total num­ber of cumu­la­tive infec­tions in the province to 76.

Limpopo Health MEC, Dr. Phophi Ramath­u­ba con­firmed two new cas­es in Lep­ha­lale in the Water­berg Dis­trict includ­ing 13 minework­ers at Maru­la Plat­inum, Burg­ers­fort test­ed pos­i­tive for COVID-19.

“This is by far the sin­gle biggest num­ber of pos­i­tives with­in 24 hours. We have also record­ed two new cas­es from Lep­ha­lale bring­ing the total num­ber of pos­i­tives to 76 in the province,” said Dr. Ramath­u­ba.

On Fri­day, the total num­ber of con­firmed COVID-19 cas­es in Limpopo was 60. Polok­wane lead­ing the num­bers with a total of 17 cas­es. Lep­ha­lale become sec­ond with 10 pos­i­tive cas­es.

“We con­firmed a new case in Lep­ha­lale. Author­i­ties iden­ti­fied the infect­ed per­son head­ing to Zim­bab­we at the road­block in Kran­skop Toll Gate, in the Water­berg Dis­trict.”

On Sat­ur­day Burg­ers­fort report­ed 13 con­firmed cas­es in a sin­gle day, fol­lowed by Lep­ha­lale with 12 cumu­la­tive cas­es.

To date, said Dr. Ramath­u­ba our num­ber of active cas­es in Limpopo stands at 36 with 37 recov­er­ies and 3 deaths.

“These num­ber of pos­i­tives comes from 9690 tests con­duct­ed in the province of which 5121 comes from pub­lic facil­i­ties and 4569 from pri­vate lab­o­ra­to­ries,” added Dr. Ramath­u­ba.

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