Covid-19 in North West: a district-level breakdown

(last updated 7 September 2020)

This post contains the data for North West province and its four districts. It will be updated daily (or as often as we are able to source data). 

North West reported a cumulative total of 26,245 confirmed Covid-19 cases as of 6 September, 275 deaths and 21,530 recoveries, which makes the reported active cases 4,440. The charts below show data for the province’s districts and subdistricts.

Unallocated cases are not included in the district charts below.

Daily increases in confirmed cases in North Wests’ 4 districts

Bojanala district has by far the most confirmed cases at 13,251 as of 6 September. 1,215 of those cases are active.

Confirmed cases, recoveries, deaths and active cases in North West’s 4 districts

The most Covid-19-related deaths in the province have been recorded in Dr Kenneth Kaunda district, as of 6 September, 153 deaths had been reported.

Confirmed Covid-19-related deaths in North West’s 4 districts

Local municipalities

Rustenburg has the highest number of confirmed cases as of 30 August with 9,590. There have been 8,832 reported recoveries there. The local municipality with the next-highest number of confirmed cases is Matlosane with 4,931, followed by JB Marks with 2,154.

Note that active cases in the charts below are calculated by subtracting reported recoveries from confirmed Covid-19 cases because death stats for local municipalities are not included in the reports we obtain the data.

Confirmed cases, recoveries and active cases in local municipalities

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 in North West as of the week ending 25 July is Bojanala Platinum district with 349.

Bojanala Platinum349
Dr Kenneth Kaunda339
Ngaka Modiri Molema130
Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati75
Number of active cases per 100,000 population (7-day average as of 25 July)

Changes in active cases (7-day average)

Data in these charts is compiled from infographics posted on the Twitter account of the North West Department of Health.