Coronavirus: SA records triple-digit cases after spike to 116

Coronavirus: SA records triple-digit cases after spike to 116

- The number of coronavirus cases in South Africa has now hit triple digits

- The Department of Health reported a total of 116 cases of the Covid-19 virus

- This includes six new cases of local transmission

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There has been a spike in confirmed coronavirus cases despite an earlier announcement on Wednesday morning with a much lower number.

In a new statement, the Department of Health noted 116 cases within the country:

"We wish to inform all South Africans that, as of this morning, South Africa now has 116 confirmed cases of Covid-19. This means that there has been an increase of 31 new cases from yesterday's announcement."

This new figure sees an additional six cases of local transmission in South Africa:

"Today, we have a further increase of 6 local transmission cases. As part of tracking and tracing, we have collected 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 confidentially which we are bound by."

Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported that the Zion Christian Church has decided to cancel its annual pilgrimag to Moria in light of the continued spread of the virus.

READ ALSO: Coronavirus: ZCC opts to cancel Moria pilgrimage amid outbreak

The details of the new cases are as follows:

Gauteng: 16 new cases

  • 25-year-old male (travelled to UK)
  • 45-year-old male (travelled to Austria)
  • 52-year-old male (travelled to Austria and Italy)
  • 49-year-old female (travelled to Austria and Italy)
  • 35-year-old male (travelled to UK and Netherlands)
  • 34-year-old female (travelled to UK)
  • 30-year-old female (travelled to Switzerland and Austria)
  • 36-year-old female (travelled to Switzerland and Austria)
  • 30-year-old female (travelled to Italy)
  • 35-year-old male (travelled to Italy)
  • 34-year-old (travelled to Italy)
  • 37-year-old male (travelled to Finland and France)
  • 20-year-old male with no travel history
  • 3-year-old male with no travel history
  • 21-year-old male with no travel history
  • 71-year-old female with no travel history

KwaZulu-Natal: 3 new cases

  • 59-year-old male (travelled to Austria and Italy)
  • 54-year-old male (travelled to Italy)
  • 55-year-old male (travelled to Italy)

Mpumalanga: 2 new cases

64-year-old male (travelled to Italy)
56-year-old female with no travel history

Western Cape: 10 new cases

  • 2-year-old male (travelled to New Zealand)
  • 51-year-old male (travelled to Egypt and Dubai)
  • 35-year-old female (travelled to Switzerland and Dubai)
  • 27-year-old female (travelled to Switzerland and Dubai)
  • 60-year-old male (travelled to Portugal and UK)
  • 51-year-old male (travelled to UK)
  • 54-year-old female (travelled to Portugal and UK)
  • 51-year-old male (travelled to UK)
  • 26-year-old female (travelled to UK)
  • 68-year-old male with no travel history

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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