The recent growth in COVID-19 related cases and deaths has been most felt in the country’s epicenter, Gauteng.

As of Sunday, October 18 ,the cumulative number of cases in the province now stands at 224 863 with 200 353 recoveries and 4618 deaths.

The Lesedi Local Municipality in Sedibeng, encompassing areas like Heidelberg and Devon, COVID-19 cases are at 2001, with 1384 recoveries reported. Lesedi has not experienced a significant growth in cases recently, only reporting less than ten cases daily.

Throughout the Sedibeng District, cases have sharply risen, particularly in the Emfuleni municipality. Currently with 11564 recorded cases and 9376 recoveries, the area still remains with the highest number of cases in the district.

The statistical breakdown of COVID-19 cases recorded along with recoveries as of Sunday, October 17. Source: Gauteng Department of Health

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