Over a million screened for Covid-19

Johannesburg – On Monday the Gauteng Health Department announced that over 1.2 million people have been
screened for the corona virus in the province.
In a statement Health MEC Bandile Masuku said since embarking on the large scale community screening and
testing campaign at the beginning of April, 1 298 266 have been screened, which is about 8% of the Gauteng
“Of the people screened, 13 558 were tested. The province is sitting at 1 331 positive cases, eight deaths and 868
The department said it would do all it could to ensure that more people get tested.
On Monday screening was conducted in areas that have recorded the most infections in Johannesburg, which
include Sandton, Alexandra, Wynberg, Orange Grove and Houghton. On Monday the areas had recorded a
combined 248 positive cases.
The Health Department said the areas to be covered were Alexandra, Marlboro Industrial, Setswetla, Orange
Groove, Orchids and areas along Louis Botha, Sandringham, Glenhazel, Linksfield, Lyndhurst, Lombardy East,
Kew factories and Lombardy West, Bryanston, Paulshoff, Fourways up to Witkoppen Road, Sandton Centre and
taxi rank, Grayston, Athol Oaklands and surrounding areas, Riverclub, Parkmore, Sandton suburbs, Klipfontein
and surroundings, Modderfontein and Greenstone areas, Kya Sands, Bloubosrand and Craighavon.
Those referred for screening would most likely be those who display flu-like symptoms, be over the age of 60 or
have chronic conditions such as diabetes, asthma, hypertension, HIV and TB.

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