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AN alarming number of COVID-19 positive cases has been recorded in Nelson Mandela Bay Metropole with more than 2 500 active cases recorded on Monday, November 1.

New statistics show that currently the metropole has eight COVID-19 hotspots led by Motherwell with 416 active cases. In Uitenhage 319 cases have been recorded, KwaZakhele has 137 cases, KwaNobuhle has 133 cases, Walmer has 132, Bethelsdorp follows with 128, in Zwide there are 104 cases and Despatch has 102 cases.

This has raised concerns with Acting Mayor Councillor Thsonono Buyeye warning residents that if the second wave gets out of control, stricter measures will need to be taken to save lives.

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