Human Coronaviruses are common throughout the world. There are many different coronaviruses identified in animals but only a small number of these can cause disease in humans. On 7 January 2020, ‘Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2’ (SARS-CoV-2) was confirmed as the causative agent of ‘Coronavirus Disease 2019’ or COVID-19. The majority of the case-patients initially identified were dealers and vendors at a seafood, poultry and live wildlife market in China. Since then, the virus has spread to more than 100 countries, including South Africa.
The country is on Adjusted alert level 1 from 01 October 2021.
Central Karoo's latest Covid-19 Cases (Dated 18 October 2021)
Download the Government Gazette regarding the latest Covid-19 Rules and Regulations:
Government Gazette 30-09-2021
What are the Symtoms of Covid-19?
The Most common symtoms of Covid-19 are
Other symptoms that are less common and may affect some patients include:
Symptoms of severe COVID-19 disease include:
Other less common symptoms are:
People of all ages who experience fever and/or cough associated with difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, chest pain or pressure, or loss of speech or movement should seek medical care immediately. If possible, call your health care provider, hotline or health facility first, so you can be directed to the right clinic.
Laingsburg Local Health Care Provider: Laingsburg Hospital
Address: Dooringboom Street , Laingsburg, 6900
Contact Number: 023 551 1237
Important National Coronavirus Hotline numbers
National hotline: 0800 029 999
Call Centre: 0860 142 142
Toll-free hotline: 080 928 4102
Whatsapp "Hi" to 0600 123 456
Click on the links below for extra reading material on Covid 19:
Download here: Covid-19 Frequently Asked Questions
Download here: Covid-19 Algorithm
Download here: Covid-19 No Panic Helpguide by 1mg
Download here: COVID 19 World Health Organisation Guidelines
Download here: WCG_COVID-19 WCDOH General Advice 12 March 2020 DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION