Another Covid-19 case in Madibeng

Another Covid-19 case has been confirmed in Madibeng on Thursday, 7 May, and the total number of cases in North West has climbed to 37. This is an increase of two cases since Wednesday.

The North West Department of Health did not divulge where the new case in Madibeng is. A total of 12 cases have been confirmed in Madibeng since the start of the outbreak.

Twenty people out of the 37 have already recovered.

The department announced on Wednesday that it has closed a community health clinic in Potchefstroom after a nurse at the clinic tested positive for Covid-19. “We took decisive action to immediately close the facility to allow decontamination. A mobile clinic has been deployed to ensure access and continued service delivery until decontamination of the facility. The district and sub district outbreak response teams have started with contact tracing for patients, staff and families,” said Tebogo Lekgwetane, spokesperson for the department.

“All staff members at the facility will be placed under quarantine for the next 14 days. The outbreak response teams are checking the suitability of their homes for self-quarantine. If the homes do not meet criteria for self-quarantine, they will be taken to a designated quarantine site. This also applies to their families and patients.”