There has been a decrease in cholera cases, with only one confirmed positive case reported in the past 10 days, the Department of Health announced on Wednesday.
Gauteng has been the primary location of this highly contagious waterborne bacterial disease, with a total of 176 cases, mainly concentrated in Hammanskraal near Tshwane.
Following Gauteng, Free State has reported 11 cases, North West with six cases, Limpopo with four cases, and Mpumalanga with one case.
As of Wednesday, the total number of confirmed cases in the country reached 198.
Foster Mohale, spokesperson for the Department, emphasized the importance of maintaining personal hygiene practices in order to prevent the spread of cholera.
“As of Tuesday, July 4, 2023, the cumulative number of deaths associated with the cholera outbreak, including both suspected and confirmed cases, is 47. Since the last report on Sunday, June 25, four new suspected deaths have been recorded in Free State” Mohale highlighted.
It is advised to continue following proper hygiene measures to contain the cholera outbreak.