GARDEN ROUTE NEWS - The number of recorded active Covid-19 cases per 100 000 of the population in the Garden Route is maintaining a downward curve, dropping from 57 to 49 in the past week.
However, Disaster Management chief Gerhard Otto echoed the sentiments of Mossel Bay Municipal Manager Adv Thys Giliomee in his latest newsletter, saying that this does not mean the danger of infection is over.
"It means that even greater vigilance is required from all of us to ensure that the much-talked-about third resurgence does not affect our town and our local economy."
Otto said apart from Hessequa, all the sub-districts have shown a decline in cases per 100 000.
"The change in Hessequa is negligible, and not of concern," said Otto. "Thembalethu, George, had 12 new cases this last weekend and careful monitoring and support will be put in place."
As at 10 March the district had 306 recorded active cases.
The number of recorded active cases per 100 000 per sub-district is as follows (with last week's figure in brackets):
- Hessequa 45 (39),
- Mossel Bay 37 (49),
- George 54 (63),
- Knysna 42 (51),
- Bitou 19 (28),
- Kannaland 71 (93) and
- Oudtshoorn 75 (78).
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