Buffalo City’s Covid-19 cases snowball as metro leaps up by 115 in one day

Eastern Cape MEC Sindiswa Gomba during a candle light vigil commemorating World Nurses' Day in Stutterheim on Tuesday.
Eastern Cape MEC Sindiswa Gomba during a candle light vigil commemorating World Nurses' Day in Stutterheim on Tuesday.
Image: SINO MAJANGAZA

Buffalo City's confirmed new Covid-19 cases leapt up for the second consecutive day on Tuesday.

The provincial health department reported that, with 115 new cases reported and an updated total of 440 infections, BCM had the largest daily increase in the province and was rapidly catching up to Nelson Mandela Bay which, at 552 confirmed cases, remains the current epicentre of the province's Covid-19 cases.

Nelson Mandela Bay, however, climbed by just 20 cases compared to Buffalo City's 115.

The rest of the Eastern Cape reported only small increments.

There are 6 new unallocated cases stemming from the provincial borders with the Western Cape at Aberdeen and Tsitsikamma, bringing the total number of 'imported cases' up to 144.

Chris Hani district was up by two cases to 175.

OR Tambo climbed by three to 106 cases.

In Alfred Nzo and Amathole districts, the novel coronavirus infection count increased by one each, to 31 and 27, respectively.

Sarah Baartman, with 20, and Joe Gqabi, with nine, districts remains unchanged.

To date, the province has suffered 24 Covid-19 related deaths; with 30,815 tests conducted and 632 recoveries.


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