The Buffalo City Command Centre has noted that there has been no new fatalities, as they remain at 699 since September 2020.
The total number of confirmed cases to date is 20 953, with 20 210 Recoveries.
There are 44 Active Cases in Buffalo City.
Whilst progress has been made in fighting the virus the Command Center cautions people of the possibility of a second wave as we are not out of the woods yet.
The Municipality is still on alert level one, and the casual behavior of residents in responding to the virus is worrying.
One of the factors that have attributed to the reduction in statistics is the continued Covid-19 Ward Based Rapid Response Task Team where identified households are being visited Covid-19 screening; HIV and AIDS programmes; Mother and Child Health Programmes and Nutrition; Delivery of medication at home and awareness campaigns.
In terms of the Municipal workforce, the Municipality currently has zero infections with a 97 percent recovery rate.
The Covid-19 statistics tabled at the Command Center as at 12 October 2020 are as follows:
Number of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases still ACTIVE is 44.
Number of COVID-19 Tests done to date (Public & Private) is 88 555.
Number of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases to date (POSITIVE) is 20 953.
Number of COVID-19 Cases that RECOVERED is 20 210.
COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF RECOVERY RATE PER DISTRICT AS ON 12/10/2020 – BCM IS AT 96.4%
COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF CASE FATALITY RATE AS ON 12/10/2020 – 0%
NUMBER OF NEW CASES IN THE LAST 10 DAYS AS ON 06/10/2020- DAILY TREND
28/09 – 5
29/09 – 7
30/09 – 13
01/10 – 9
02/10 – 10
03/10 – 11
04/10 – 6
05/10 – 12
06/10 – 9
HOTSPOT REPORT FOR THE WEEK UNDER REVIEW AS 06/10/2020- AREAS OF ATTENTION IN BCM
ACORNVALLEY, Breibach, Noncampa Location & Rhayi West Location, Tyutyu Village, Sweetwaters, Dikidikana Location.
Amalinda (Incl Haven Hills, Rosedale, Winchester Gardens), Beacon bay, Braelyn, Buffalo Flats, Cambridge, Duncan Village, Gonubie, Kwelera, Mooiplaas, Nahoon, Ncerha Newlands, Quigney, Scenery Park, Sunnyridge and Winterstrand.
Mdantsane: NU2,3,8,13,15,17 &18
ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE SITES
• No one is currently admitted in ECDoH sites provided by Dept of Public Works as on 11/10/2020.
• The 12 isolation and quarantine sites are still available.
All Current active cases are in self-isolation
Total number of privately-owned beds available for isolation and quarantine is 283 beds.
The Command Center also made some general comments on observations on COVID-19 as follows:
There is a reduction of the SARS-Cov-2 burden of disease in BCMM.
The number of active cases has decreased significantly and the recovery rate has remained around 96.4%.
Males are at a higher risk of dying due to SARS-Cov-2 related causes than the female population.
The risk of dying increases with the increase in the age of the individuals.
Persons with comorbidities are at higher risk of dying due to SARS-Cov-2 related causes. The common comorbidities were hypertension, diabetes, HIV and obesity.
The hospitalizations of patients who tested positive for SARS-Cov-2 continues to decrease especially in August and September.
The Command Center also received a report that the Municipality’s safety cluster comprising of SAPS, SANDF, BCM Traffic & BCM Law Enforcement operations are continuing to be enforced, and the statistics (6 – 12 Oct 2020)
672 Vehicles Screened
5 Liquor Outlets Inspected
5 Shops Inspected
2 Gatherings investigated
2 Hawkers removed from streets
200 Illegal Electricity Connections
307 Various prosecutions
4 Vehicles Impounded
2228 Speed Cases (Dcam) 4307
17 Vehicles Suspended
Other operational statistics are as follows:
FOOD CONTROL-INSPECTION OF FOOD PREMISES:
Tawakaal Spaza Shop, NU13, Mdantsane.
Masixole Mobile Kitchen, Mhlabathi, Mdantsane,
Soup kitchen, NU14, Mdantsane.
Premier bakery, Travea Warehouse, Fort Jackson.
Howard School Soup kitchen, NU13, Mdantsane.
Food Premises were inspected for compliance with Regulations Governing General Hygiene Requirements for Food Premises, the Transport of Food and Related Matters (R638) & Covid-19 Workplace OHS Health & Safety Measures.
Recommendations were therefore made by means of issuing of a Compliance Notices where Non-compliance with Regulations was evident.
SERVEILLANCE OF PREMISES-INSPECTION OF EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTRES:
Ndzondelelo ECD Centre, Ncera Village, Chalumna.
Siyazama ECD Centre, Santini Location, Needs Camp.
Thandolabantu ECD Centre, NU6, Mdantsane.
Loyiso ECD Centre, NU9, Mdantsane.
Humpty Dumpty ECD Centre, NU13, Mdantsane.
Centres were inspected to assess compliance with ECDC Guidelines & Covid-19 OHS Health & Safety measures in preparation for opening.
Necessary recommendations were therefore proposed and communicated with Operators where shortfalls were identified, and Notices also issued.
INSPECTION OF OLD AGE OR NURSING CENTRES:
Ekuphumleni Old Age Centre & Soup kitchen, NU15 Mdantsane.
The Centre was inspected for compliance with National Environmental Norms & Standards for Premises and Acceptable Monitoring Standards for EHP’s, Notice 1229 of 2015.
INSPECTION OF FUNERAL UNDERTAKER’S HOMES, STATE & HOSPITAL MORTUARIES:
Mabuca Funeral Services, Mdantsane.
Cecilia Makhiwane Hospital Mortuary, Mdantsane.
Maselwa Funeral Services, Newlands.
All inspected premises, except Maselwa FS comply with Regulations and have valid Certificates of Compliance in force.
A Notice for Non-compliance has been issued at Maselwa FS.
Training was also conducted in line with Funeral Undertaker’s on new Regulations (R796), the Management of Human Remains issued by NDOH on the 17th July 2020.
DECONTAMINATION, FUMIGATION & RODENT BAITING PROGRAMME:
Program is continuing across Buffalo City.
Issued by BCM Communications
For enquiries: Contact Buffalo City Metro Spokesperson Samkelo Ngwenya