Ten dead, 37 critically ill in SA cholera outbreak

Health officials have reported that a cholera outbreak in Gauteng, South Africa's most populous province, has claimed at least 10 lives.

Ten dead, 37 critically ill in SA cholera outbreak

 In Hammanskraal, a region to the north of the nation's capital, Pretoria, at least 95 people have sought medical attention since last Monday while exhibiting cholera symptoms.

At least 19 cases of cholera were verified by lab testing on Sunday, according to a statement from the Gauteng health department.

It further mentioned that 37 patients were admitted in a critical state.

A three-year-old toddler and nine people were among the victims.

The provincial health director, Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko, has asked people to exercise extreme caution and practice good hand hygiene.

The city of Tshwane has issued a warning to the people of Hammanskraal and the nearby suburbs, noting that water tankers were being supplied, not to drink from their taps.