South Africa’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases rise to 150

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Update: 19 March 2020

Just in, President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that the number of the coronavirus (COVID-19) cases has risen to 150.

 


 

Original Post (18 March 2020)

Following the declaration of a National Disaster for COVID-19 in South Africa by President Cyril Ramaphosa, the National Institute for Communicable (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS), continues to enhance outbreak response activities to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the country. Since the commencement of the outbreak, the NICD, the NHLS laboratories, and private laboratories have conducted over 3000 tests to date.

 

 

Today, the NICD confirmed a total of 116 COVID-19 cases in South Africa.

The 11 new cases are distributed in the Gauteng, Kwazulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga

The details of the cases are as follows:

GAUTENG: 
-A 25 year old male who travelled to the UK
-A 45 year old male who travelled to Austria
-A 52 year old male who travelled to Austria and Italy
-A 49 year old female who travelled to Austria and Italy
-A 35 year old male who travelled to the UK and Netherlands
-A 34 year old female who travelled to the UK
-A 30 year old female who travelled to Switzerland and Austria

– A 36 year old female who travelled to Switzerland and Austria
-A 30 year old female who travelled to Italy
-A 35 year old male who travelled to Italy
-A 34 year old male who travelled to Italy
-A 37 year old male who travelled 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:
-A 59 year old male who travelled to Austria and Italy
-A 54 year old male who travelled to Italy
-A 55 year old male who travelled to Italy

MPUMALANGA:
-A 64 year old male who travelled to Italy
-A 56 year old female with no international travel history

WESTERN CAPE:
-A 2 year old male who travelled to New Zealand
-A 51 year old male who travelled to Egypt an Dubai
-A 35 year old female who travelled to Switzerland and Dubai
-A 27 year old female who travelled to Switzerland and Dubai
-A 60 year old male who travelled to Portugal and the UK
-A 51 year old male who travelled to the UK

-A 54 year old female who travelled to Portugal and the UK
-A 51 year old male who travelled to the UK
-A 26 year old female who travelled to the UK
-A 68 year old male with no international travel history.

It is notable that there are 6 cases of local transmission.

“As part of tracking and tracing, we have collated background information on how these patients were infected. We will provide information to the public, so as to give a sense of how these local transmissions occur. We will however not disclose full details as this information is subject to patient confidentiality which we are bound by.” said Minister of Health, Dr Zwelini Mkhize.

 


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