Oudtshoorn, 13 May 2020 - The Department of Health in Oudtshoorn continues with screening for Corona Virus (COVID19) symptoms in the communities of the Greater Oudtshoorn.
The team of health workers started on Monday this week in Bridgton Township in an area known as “Die lane”. Another area that is being visited is Dysselsdorp’s E-Section.
The following areas will be covered for the remainder of the week:
THURSDAY, 14 MAY 2020
FRIDAY, 15 MAY 2020
The screening which is a step before testing will be done on continuous basis in the Greater Oudtshoorn to detect COVID19 possible infections. Anyone found with COVID19 symptoms during the screenings will be sent for testing.
When a person has been referred for testing after having undergone screening, does not mean it is a positive case, it merely means a screen has been conducted, which means the results can either be positive or negative.
We urge the communities to cooperate with the healthcare workers that are currently out to do the screenings.
THREE CONFIRMED COVID19 POSITIVE CASE IN OUDTSHOORN
At the moment, information released by the Western Cape Premier, Mr. Alan Winde indicates that Oudtshoorn has had 3 confirmed positive cases since the beginning of COVID19 in South Africa.
There are rumours doing rounds in Dysselsdorp that there are two COVID19 positive cases in Dysselsdorp working at ASLA Construction. These rumours are false. In speaking with ASLA Construction, it turns out that NO ONE is positive. What has transpired is that there were two people who were over 60 years of age and are regarded as high risk, due to their age. They were excused from work for that reason only.
The only positive confirmed cases are the ones that have already been released to the public for the past couple of weeks. On a regular basis tests are being conducted when necessary, and so far, all tests that were conducted came back negative, except for the three known and confirmed cases.Last published 14 May 2020