Gauteng records nearly 4,000 new Covid-19 infections – these are the hotspot areas with the most cases

Gauteng has reported 3,993 additional coronavirus cases, cementing its position as one of the new coronavirus epicentres in the country.

The latest available data shows that the province now has 49,937 total cases.

Total recoveries in the province now sit at 14,097, while deaths have risen to 282. A total of 1,800 people are currently hospitalised in either public or private facilities.

Looking at the data from a district level, the City of Johannesburg has reported the most cases (24,244 cases), followed by Ekurhuleni (10,797) and Tshwane (7,895).

In an interview on Friday, Gauteng health MEC Dr Bandile Masuku said that government’s National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) will meet this weekend to discuss possible coronavirus interventions in the province.

“The decision to implement a lockdown (is a) decision that is taken by the National Coronavirus Command Council and we are waiting for its meeting this weekend,” he said.

“An intermittent lockdown is an option on how we are going to apply a lockdown and the NCCC can decide to take another decision on what we can implement.

“The whole matter will be on how we mitigate the risk, how we protect the (healthcare) system and how we protect our healthcare workers.

“I think, after the June period we have been through, we need to give our healthcare system a breather and also give our healthcare workers time to refresh and be able to prepare for the next spate of infections.

The below table outlines the hotspot areas and where the most number of cases have been reported.

District Cases New cases Deaths Recoveries
Johannesburg 24 244 1 856 115 8 215
Ekurhuleni 10 797 952 64 3 128
Tshwane 7 895 660 43 1 721
West Rand 3 160 258 31 898
Sedibeng 1 919 150 29 135
Unallocated 1 922 112
Total  49 937 3 988 282 14 097


Sub-district Total sub-district Recoveries sub-district
City of Johannesburg F (Inner city and Johannesburg South) 5 387 1 963
City of Johannesburg D (Doornkop, Soweto, Dobsonville, and Protea Glen) 4 795 1 684
City of Johannesburg E (Alexandra, Wynberg, Sandton, Orange Grove, Houghton) 3 800 1 156
City of Johannesburg B  (Randburg, Rosebank, Emmarentia, Greenside, Melville, Mayfair, Northcliff, Parktown, Parktown North) 2 906 974
City of Johannesburg C (Roodepoort, Constantia Kloof, Northgate, Florida, Bram Fisherville) 2 916 958
City of Johannesburg A (Diepsloot, Kya Sands, Dainfern, Midrand, Lanseria, Fourways, Ivory Park) 2 080 709
City of Johannesburg G (Orange Farm, Wellers Farm, Ennerdale, Lenasia, Eldorado Park, Protea South) 2 004 687
Unallocated 356 84


Sub-district Total sub-district Recoveries sub-district
City of Tshwane 3 (Atteridgeville, Laudium, Pretoria CBD, Hercules, Danville, Saulsville, Lotus, Pretoria West) 2 497 647
City of Tshwane 4 (Lyttelton, Eldoraigne, Waterkloof, Olievenhoutbosch, Rooihuiskraal, Silverton, Centurion, Brooklyn, Hatfield) 1 669 278
City of Tshwane 1 (Ga-Rankuwa, Mabopane, Winterveldt, Soshanguve, Rosslyn, Karenpark, Wonderboom, Akasia, Nina Park, Orchards, Amandasig, Thereza Park, Pretoria North) 1 627 343
City of Tshwane 6 (Eesterus, Lethabong, Mamelodi, Silverlakes, Garsfontein, Lynnwood, Queenswood, Wilgers, Waltloo, Equestria, Mooikloof, Brummeria) 1 347 270
City of Tshwane 2 (Hammanskraal, Temba, Suurman, Dilopye, Stinkwater, Ramotse, New Eeersterus, Kameeldrift, Pyramid, Doornpoort, Kekana Gardens, Marokolong, Randstown) 416 117
City of Tshwane 5 (East Lynne, Rayton, Cullinan, Dewagensdrift, Refilwe, Silverton, Onverwacht) 134 28
City of Tshwane 7 (Ekangala, Sokhulumi, Dark City, Zithobeni, Brokhorstpruit, Kanana, Rethabiseng) 126 27
Unallocated 79 11


Sub-district Total sub-district Recoveries sub-district
Ekurhuleni East North 2 (Bedfordview, Benoni, Boksburg, Cheilf Abert Luthuli, Dan Kubheka, Edenvale, Endayeni, Esangweni, Itireleng, Kempston, Lethabong, Ramaphosa, Reiger Park, Van Dyk Park) 2 855 860
Ekurhuleni East South 1 (Alberton, Brackenhurst, Eden Park, Primrose, Germiston, Leondale, Dawn Park, Tswelopele, Vosloorus, Villa Liza) 2 642 792
Ekurhuleni North 1 (Birchleigh, Bonaero Park, Crystal Park, Kempton Park, Olifantsfontein, Tembisa) 2 202 715
Ekurhuleni East 1 (Etwatwa, Daveyton, Brakpan, Tsakane) 1 053 273
Ekurhuleni South 2 (Thokoza, Greenfields, Katlehong, Moleleki, Zonkiziwe, Palm Ridge) 1 031 263
Ekurhuleni East 2 (Springs, Kwa-Thema, Duduza, Nigel) 978 191
Unallocated 36 34

West Rand

Sub-district Total sub-district Recoveries sub-district
Mogale City 1 619 322
Merafong City 792 400
Rand West City 665 176
Unallocated 42


Sub-district Total sub-district Recoveries sub-district
Emfuleni 1 405 98
Lesedi 267 17
Midvaal 205 20
Unallocated 42

Read: Government to discuss ‘intermittent lockdown’ in Gauteng this weekend

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Gauteng records nearly 4,000 new Covid-19 infections – these are the hotspot areas with the most cases