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New Covid-19 infections rising in Tshwane

Residents have been urged not to abandon their efforts and the commitment to curb the spread of the Covid-19. Picture: Oupa Mokoena/African News Agency (ANA)

Residents have been urged not to abandon their efforts and the commitment to curb the spread of the Covid-19. Picture: Oupa Mokoena/African News Agency (ANA)

Published May 5, 2022

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Pretoria - The City of Tshwane is monitoring the spread of Covid-19 after recording 3  666 active cases since the weekend.

Mayor Randall Williams warned residents not to abandon their efforts and commitment to curb the spread of the virus. New confirmed daily cases in the capital are ranging from 300 to 600.

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Williams said that while the majority of cases reported were mild, the City would continue to monitor and track any changes in the spread of the virus.

“As of the end of April, 38.45% of the eligible population in Pretoria has been fully vaccinated, and 43.25% received at least one dose of the vaccine.

“Primary health-care clinics offer Covid-19 vaccination as part of the service package, and pop-up vaccination teams are available across the city.

“As we move closer to the colder months, vaccination against influenza is strongly advised.

“Influenza or flu vaccines are available at health facilities in Pretoria. Priority will be given to vulnerable, high-risk community members. Flu vaccines can be safely administered with the Covid-19 vaccination during the same visit, or during a subsequent visit, regardless of the time frame in between.”

According to the City’s records, the number of new cases on Saturday was 655, followed by 787 on Sunday, 501 on Monday, 343 on Tuesday and 449 cases yesterday.

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City spokesperson Lindela Mashigo said the ward-based Covid-19 outreach campaign team was continuing to educate, screen, test and vaccinate communities in all its seven regions.

She said the team would also continue to conduct HIV testing, blood pressure monitoring, condom distribution, to issue chronic medication and make referrals to the nearest health facility.

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