23 new confirmed Covid-19 cases in SA – total now 85

There are now 85 confirmed cases of Covid-19 coronavirus in South Africa, after 23 new infections were announced by health minister Zwelini Mkhize in a statement late on Tuesday night.

The statement also revealed that eight of the cases were a result of local transmission where the contagion had spread to people without any recent international travel.

The minister also announced that the South African’s repatriated from Wuhan, China had, so far, all tested negative for the novel coronavirus.

The new cases are as follows:

GAUTENG: 14

  • A 45 year old male who had travelled to Belgium, UK, France and the US
  • A 37 year old male who had travelled to the UK
  • A 54 year old female who had travelled to the USA
  • A 52 year old male who had travelled to the UK
  • A 25 year old male who travelled to the UK
  • A 52 year old female who had travelled to Italy
  • A 59 year old male who travelled to the UK and Dubai
  • A 57 year old male who travelled to the USA
  • A 60 year old male who travelled to the USA
  • A 37 year old female who travelled to Italy and Dubai
  • A 21 year old female with no travel history
  • A 34 year old male with no international travel history
  • A 26 year old female with no international travel history
  • A 32 year old female with no international travel historyKWAZULU-NATAL: 4
    • A 48 year old male who travelled to Dubai
    • A 59 year old female with no international travel history
    • A 5 year old male with no international travel history
    • A 3year old male with no international travel history

    WESTERN CAPE: 5

    • A 3 year old male who travelled to the UK
    • A 58 year old male who travelled to the UK and Austria
    • A 2 year old male with no international travel
    • A 62 year old female who travelled to the UK and Ethiopia
    • A 71 year old female who travelled to the UK

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