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SOUTH AFRICA CLOCKS 116 POSITIVE CORONAVIRUS CASES

By Staff Writers

March 18 (The Night’s Watch) – South Africa’s health ministry on Wednesday confirmed that the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country has risen by 31 since Tuesday to 116.

“We wish to inform all South Africans that as of this morning, 18 March 2020, 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,” Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize said.

“Today we have a further increase of 6 local transmission cases. As part of tracking and tracing, we have collated background information on how these patients were infected,” Mkhize added.

He said his department 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,” he said.

 The details of the cases are as follows:

GAUTENG: 16

-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:3

-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:2

-A 64-year-old male who travelled to Italy

-A 56-year-old female with no international travel history

WESTERN CAPE:10

-A 2-year-old male who travelled to New Zealand

-A 51-year-old male who travelled to Egypt and 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. NW

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