The Gauteng Health Department has reported that 12 people have died in Hammanskraal as a result of a cholera outbreak.
“We can confirm that the death toll is currently standing at 12 people that have since passed on,” Gauteng Health spokesperson Motalatale Modiba said on Monday morning.
Ten people were confirmed to have succumbed to the disease on Sunday.
Since Monday last week, 95 persons have visited hospitals and clinics with cholera symptoms such as diarrhoea, stomach cramps, and nausea.
To date, 37 persons have been admitted to the hospital in need of medical attention.
Diarrhoeal illness is a common and often extremely infectious stomach and intestine disorder.
Modiba has encouraged those experiencing cholera-like symptoms to seek medical assistance.
“We want to continue emphasising that those people who are exhibiting the symptoms of diarrhoea, vomiting, stomach cramps, nausea and low-grade fever do present at your local clinic or hospital so that you can be checked and assisted.
“We continue to urge communities to maintain hand hygiene, washing our hands thoroughly with soap before handling or preparing food and even when coming from the bathroom.”
“We will be giving another update at midd