A total of 24 confirmed COVID-19 cases in SA

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Eight new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in South Africa, bringing the total to 24.

The health department stated that 8 cases have been confirmed since its last briefing on Thursday.

It was also announced on Thursday that the first case of local transmission was discovered, but this was later retracted after testing came back negative.

GAUTENG:
⁃ A 39-year-old female who had travelled to Switzerland and Austria
⁃ A 50-year-old male who had travelled to Austria
⁃ A 21-year-old female who had travelled to Italy
⁃ A 57-year-old male who had travelled to Switzerland

KWAZULU-NATAL:
⁃ A 79-year-old male who had travelled to Greece and Italy
⁃ A 52-year-old male who had travelled to Switzerland

WESTERN CAPE:
⁃ A 50-year-old male who had travelled to Switzerland and Austria
⁃ A 46-year-old male who had travelled to Italy

These are the current numbers distributed across the provinces:

  • KwaZulu-Natal: 10 cases
  • Gauteng: 10 cases
  • Western Cape: 3 cases
  • Mpumalanga: 1 case

The health department said that it had identified more positive cases, which were in the process of being verified. 

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