Virus hotspots

On Sunday night President Ramaphosa said several areas are coronavirus “hotspots”. 

A hotspot is an area with more than five infected people per 100,000 – or where new infections are increasing fast.

SA’s current hotspots are: Tshwane, Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni, Ethekwini, Nelson Mandela Bay, Buffalo City and Cape Town metro’s; the West Coast, Overberg and Cape Winelands districts in the Western Cape, Chris Hani district in the Eastern Cape, and iLembe district in KZN. 

“We will link each hotspot to testing services, quarantine facilities, treatment, hospital beds and contact tracing,” Ramaphosa said.