Cholera deaths rise to 21

Frank Maponya

Frank Maponya

One more death has been recorded in Limpopo, bringing to 21 the total number of deaths as a result of cholera in the province.

The latest victim was a 26-year-old man who died while receiving treatment at the Siloam Hospital outside Thohoyandou.

Spokesman for the provincial department of health and social development, Phuti Seloba, said yesterday 63 new cholera cases were recorded at the weekend.

This, he said, indicated a decline in new cases recorded on a daily basis.

But the total number of cases that had been seen has exceeded the 4000 mark since the outbreak of the disease on November 15 last year.

Seloba said there were 11 new cases in Vhembe, 28 in Capricorn, 11 in Sekhukhune, four in Mopani and nine in the Waterberg districts.