Coronavirus: 4 more cases confirmed, SA now has 7 Covid-19 patients

Coronavirus: 4 more cases confirmed, SA now has 7 Covid-19 patients

- South Africa has four more new coronavirus cases, it has been confirmed

- The four people tested positive for the Covid-19 virus after returning home from Italy with the first coronavirus patient

- It has also been revealed the North West province has a potential coronavirus case

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South Africa now has seven Covid-19 positive patients after four more people who were part of the a group of 10 travellers who recently returned to South Africa from Italy have tested positive.

The country's first coronavirus case was part of the group. On Monday, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize confirmed four more people tested positive.

The minister of health revealed it included a couple from KwaZulu-Natal, a 45-year-old man in the area of Pietermaritzburg and a 38-year-old Pietermaritzburg man.

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Aside from the four new confirmed cases, the North West also released a statement announcing another possible coronavirus patient.

In a statement published on Facebook, North West Department of Health revealed a 26-year-old female has been tested for Covid-19 after displaying symptoms associated with the novel virus.

Part of the statement read:

"A 26-year-old female suspected of COVID 19 has been transferred from Joe Morolong Memorial Hospital (JMMH) in Vryburg to Klerksdorp/Tshepong Hospital. She is currently under the care of the Medical Team.
"All necessary protective measures have been taken by both Klerksdorp/Tshepong Hospital Complex and JMMH to deal with the issues involved."

Take a look at the full statement below: earlier reported Grayston Preparatory School has opted to shut its doors on Monday over concerns emanating from the coronavirus.

According to reports, one of its teachers had come into contact with the 10 people who holidayed together in Italy, contracting the virus along the way.

The teacher in question is allegedly in self-quarantine, with the National Institute for Communicable Diseases in the process of testing for the virus.

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