Covid-19 in the Eastern Cape: a district-level breakdown

We are in the process of moving most of these charts over to our new districts pages. You can find the Eastern Cape page here. This page will not be removed but will be out of date when we stop updating it.

(last updated 7 September 2020)

This post contains the data for the Eastern Cape’s eight districts. It will be updated daily (or as often as we are able to source data). 

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Covid-19 in Gauteng: a district-level breakdown

We are in the process of moving most of these charts over to our new districts pages. You can find the new Gauteng page here. This page will not be removed but will be out of date when we stop updating it.

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.

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Data transparency is a crucial part of managing a pandemic, but we aren’t seeing that yet

Yesterday evening South African president Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation for the first time in 20 days. In his speech (in full here) he referenced mistakes that had been made and promised to do his best to rectify these. He also spoke about the need for transparency and he said government was committed “to continue to be forthright on the state of the pandemic. You want to know when things are bad, and be told when they could get worse,” he said.

While we acknowledge the work that has been done by the president and his government in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, there are areas which we feel need to be addressed. These are primarily data-access issues that we, and others, have been grappling with since the first case of coronavirus was detected in South Africa.

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Covid-19 in the provinces

We haven’t added much provincial- and district-level information to our Coronavirus in SA dashboard yet, mainly because we weren’t sure if we’d get regular information from the department of health. We’ve made charts that we’ve had to remove after a couple of weeks because the data dried up. We’re in the process of adding more detailed provincial charts to the dashboard, but in the meantime, here’s a summary of the data we’ve collected so far.

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