Covid-19 in Gauteng: a district-level breakdown

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by Gemma Gatticchi

(last updated 7 September 2020)

To help people keep track of Covid-19 cases in the districts where they live and work, we have collected as much district level data as we could find.

This post contains the data for Gauteng and its five districts. It will be updated daily (or as often as we are able to source data). Unallocated cases are not included in the charts below.

Please note: The Gauteng Department of Health posted a media statement on Twitter on 2 August stating that it was validating the data for recoveries and that this would delay the release of the daily statistics. As a result, we have not been able to update this page since 1 August, which is when the 31 July stats were published.

The district with the most confirmed cases at the moment is the City of Joburg with 85,599 cases as of 6 September (a daily increase of 114). The City of Joburg also has the most Covid-19-related fatalities, with 1,503 deaths.

Daily increases in confirmed cases in Gauteng’s districts

Cumulative confirmed cases, active cases, recoveries and Covid-19-related deaths in Gauteng’s districts

Cumulative covid-19-related deaths in Gauteng’s districts

Scroll through this post to see charts for all Gauteng’s districts and subdistricts or click on one of the links below to go straight to a district:


City of Johannesburg

A – Diepsloot, Kya Sands, Dainfern, Midrand, Lanseria, Fourways
B – Randburg, Rosebank, Emmarentia, Greenside, Melville, Mayfair, Northcliff, Parktown, Parktown North
C – Roodepoort, Constantia Kloof, Northgate, Florida, Bram Fisherville
D – Doornkop, Soweto, Dobsonville, Protea Glen
E – Alexandra, Wynberg, Sandton, Orange Grove, Houghton
F – Inner City, Johannesburg South
G – Orange Farm, Weillers Farm, Ennerdale, Lenasia, Eldorado Park, Protea South

Region D – which includes Soweto, Protea Glen, Dobsonville and Doornkop – has the highest number of confirmed cases, with 19,844 as of 6 September (a daily increase of 26), followed by Region F – which includes the inner city and Johannesburg South – which has 14,961 cases.

Confirmed cases, active cases and recoveries in Joburg’s 7 subdistricts

The Gauteng provincial health department makes public numbers for the cumulative confirmed cases and recoveries in each of Joburg’s subdistricts every day. It does not make the number of deaths in the subdistricts public, so active cases in the subdistrict charts below are calculated by subtracting the recoveries from the confirmed cases


City of Tshwane

1 – Ga-Rankuwa, Mabopane, Winterveldt, Soshanguve, Rosslyn, Karenpark, Wonderboom, Akasia, Nina Park, Orchards, Amandasig, Thereza Park
2 – Hamanskraal, Temba, Suurman, Dilopye, Stinkwater, Ramotse, New Eersterus, Kameeldrift, Pyramid/Rooiwal, Doornpoort, Kekana Gardens, Kekanastad, Marokolong, Randstown, Kanana
3 – Atteridgeville, Laudium, Pretoria CBD, Hercules, Danville, Saulsville, Lotus, Pretoria West
4 – Lyttleton, Eldoraigne, Waterkloof, Olievenhoutbosch, Rooihuiskraal, Silverton, Centurion, Brooklyn, Hatfield
5 – East Lynne, Rayton, Cullinan, Dewagensdrift, Refilwe, Silverton, Onverwacht
6 – Eesterus, Lethabong, Mamelodi, Silverlakes, Garsfontein, Lynnwood, Queenswood, Wilgers, Watloo, Equestria, Mooikloof, Brummeria
7 – Ekangala, Sokhulumi, Dark City, Zithobeni, Bronkhorstspruit, Kanana, Rethabiseng

Region 3 – which includes Atteridgeville, Laudium, Pretoria CBD, Hercules, Danville, Saulsville, Lotus and Pretoria West – has the highest number of confirmed cases, with 14,378as of 6 September (a daily increase of 40), followed by Region 1 – which includes Ga-Rankuwa, Mabopane, Winterveldt and Soshanguve – which has 10,160 cases.

Confirmed cases, active cases and recoveries in Tshwane’s 7 subdistricts

The active cases in the subdistrict charts are calculated by subtracting the recoveries from the confirmed cases


Ekurhuleni

East 1: Etwatwa, Daveyton, Brakpan, Tsakane
East 2: Springs, Kwa-Thema, Duduza, Nigel
North 1: Birchleigh, Birchleigh North, Bonaero Park, Crystal Park, Erin, Ethafeni, Kempton Park, Olifantsfontein, Tembisa, Winnie Mandela
North 2: Bedfordview, Benoni, Boksburg, Chief Albert Luthuli, Dan Kubheka, Edenvale, Endayeni, Esangweni, Itireleng, Kemston, Lethabong, Ramaphosa, Reiger Park, Van Dyk Park
South 1: Alberton, Brackenhurst, Eden Park, Primrose, Germiston, Leondale, Dawn Park, Tswelopele, Vosloorus, Villa Liza
South 2: Thokoza, Greenfields, Katlehong, Moleleki, Zonkizizwe, Palm Ridge, Moleleki, Tsietsi Sunrise View, Tamaho, Khumalo, Motsamai

Subdistrict North 2 – which includes Bedfordview, Benoni, Boksburg and Edenvale – has the most confirmed cases, with 11,527 as of 6 September (a daily increase of 25). South 1 – which includes Alberton, Brackenhurst, Eden Park – has 10,915 confirmed cases.

Confirmed cases, active cases and recoveries in Ekurhuleni’s 6 subdistricts


West Rand

Mogale City has the most confirmed Covid-19 cases in this district, it has 7,127 as of 6 September (a daily increase of 24).

Confirmed cases, active cases and recoveries in West Rand’s 3 subdistricts


Sedibeng

Most of the confirmed cases in Sedibeng district are in Emfuleni, which has 10,922 cases as of 6 September (a daily increase of 9).

Confirmed cases, active cases and recoveries in Sedibeng’s 3 subdistricts


Active cases per 100,000 people

The national government is using a district-level alert system based on the number of active Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people. Coronavirus hotspots are considered to be districts that have more than 5 active cases per 100,000.

The district with the most active cases per 100,000 people as of the week ending 18 July is West Rand district with 548.

West Rand548
Sedibeng517
City of Joburg432
Ekurhuleni368
Tshwane366
Number of active cases per 100,000 population (7-day average as of 18 July)

Change in active cases (7-day average)

This data set is compiled from daily Gauteng Department of Health media statements published on Twitter by Gauteng Health MEC Bandile Masuku.