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Dramatic decrease in active Covid-19 cases

18 January 2021
There has been a dramatic drop in active Covid-19 cases in the Kouga region this past week.
According to the latest report from the Department of Health, the number of active cases dropped from 210 on 13 January to 108 on 17 January. 
The department has attributed the decrease to the high number of recoveries that were recorded last week. 
Kouga Executive Mayor, Horatio Hendricks, welcomed the news but cautioned residents, visitors and the business sector to remain on guard. 
"The decrease in active cases comes as a great relief, but we saw last year how quickly a resurgence can occur," he said.
"It is, therefore, important that each one of us continues to adhere to the Covid-19 safety precautions. 
"Please avoid crowded places, wear a face mask when in public, maintain social distancing and practise proper hand hygiene."
The breakdown of active cases per town was as follows on 17 January: Jeffreys Bay 49, Humansdorp 27, St Francis 20, Patensie 9, Hankey 2, Loerie 1 and Oyster Bay 0.
The cumulative total stood at 5239, including, 5034 recoveries and 97 deaths. 
"That means the local recovery rate has increased to 96%, which is encouraging," Hendricks said. 
"Our target is to have zero infections in our region. Let us continue doing all we can to curb the spread of the coronavirus and keep Kouga safe."