JUST IN: Number of positive cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in South Africa rises to 116

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Health Minister Zwelini Mkhize has confirmed that the number of positive cases of COVID-19 in South Africa has risen to 116.

South Africa has recorded 31 new cases of coronavirus, the highest recorded in a day since the country confirmed its first case.
This means that there has been an increase of 31 new cases from yesterday’s announcement. Last night there were 85 cases.

In a statement, Mkhize said there has been an increase of six new local transmissions. The minister said the results were released today.

The details of the cases are as follows:

Gauteng:16
A 25-year-old male who had traveled to UK;
A 45-year-old male who had traveled to Austria;
A 52 -year-old male who had traveled to Austria and Italy; A 49 -year-old female who has traveled to Austria and Italy,
A 35-year-old male who had traveled to UK and Netherlands
A 34-year-old female who had traveled to the UK
A 30-year-old female who had traveled to Switzerland and Austria
A 36-year-old female who traveled to Switzerland and Austria
A 30-year-old female who traveled to Italy
A 35-year-old male who traveled to Italy
A 34-year-old male who traveled to Italy
A 37-year-old male who traveled to Finland and France
A 20-year-old male with no international travel history
A 3-year-old male with no international travel history
A 21-year-old female with no international travel history
A 71-year-old female with no international travel history

KwaZulu-Natal:3
A 59-year-old male who had traveled to Austria and Italy;
A 54-year-old male who had traveled to Italy
A 55-year-old male who had traveled to Italy

Mpumalanga:2
A 64 -year-old male who had traveled to Italy;
A 56 -year-old female with no international travel history

Western Cape:10
A 2-year-old male who had traveled to New Zealand;
A 51-year-old male who had traveled to Egypt and Dubai
A 35-year-old female who had traveled to Switzerland and Dubai
A 27-year-old female who had traveled to Switzerland and Dubai
A 60-year-old male who had traveled to Portugal and UK
A 51-year-old male who had traveled to UK
A 54-year-old female who had traveled to Portugal and UK
A 51-year-old male who had traveled to UK
A 26-year-old female who had traveled to UK
A 68-year-old male with no international travel history

Mkhize also confirmed that tests on the more than 100 South Africans repatriated from Wuhan in China – the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak – turned out negative.

The group will however remain in quarantine at a hotel in Limpopo province.

Last week, President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a national disaster and announced a ban on travel from the countries worst hit by the virus.

– SABC


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