Index Statement on the SBDM DTCC Meeting Held on 08 October 2020
Date Added: 08 October 2020

Statement on the SBDM DTCC Meeting Held on 08 October 2020


COVID-19

In the Sarah Baartman District Municipality’s (SBDM) District Technical Command Council (DTCC) virtual meeting held today a recovery rate of 92.7% was reported, this is a 1% decrease from the previous week. The DTCC noted that although this decrease in recoveries is small it is still concerning. The increase in the number of active cases means that community members need to heed the call and continue practicing the safety methods which include:

·         Washing hands regularly with soap and water or an alcohol-based sanitiser.

·         Wearing a face mask.

·         Maintaining social distance.

The Executive Mayor of Sarah Baartman District Municipality, Cllr Khunjuzwa Eunice Kekana, mentioned that she is deeply concerned by the lack of adherence to safety protocols as many community members are not adhering to wearing a mask in public.

The current total cases for SBDM is 6900 with a total of 6394 recoveries and 261 active cases. There have also been 245 community members who have passed away. The breakdown per local municipality is as follows:

 

Local Municipality

Total Cases

Recoveries

Deaths

Total Active Cases

Blue Crane Route Municipality

1054

959

35

60

Dr Beyers Naudѐ Municipality

878

789

36

53

Kouga

Municipality

1711

1642

40

29

Koukamma Municipality

370

256

7

107

Makana Municipality

1186

1127

54

5

Ndlambe Municipality

996

961

29

6

Sundays River Valley Municipality

705

660

44

1

 

 

 

If you are unsure and think that you might have contracted Covid-19, please dial *134*832# or send ‘Check’ to 0600 123 456 on WhatsApp. For more information community members can contact the Covid-19 24hr hotline number: 0800 029 999 or the Covid19 WhatsApp number: 0600 123 456.

Disaster Management

The Sarah Baartman District is in the process of handing over fire and rescue equipment to several of its local municipalities. This will assist the local municipalities to effectively manage fire and other disasters.

All community members are urged to report fires and any other disaster to the Sarah Baartman District Municipality’s Disaster Management toll-free number 0800 222 238.