The confirmed cases of coronavirus escalated to 240 on Saturday, March 21. This indicates 38 more patients than was reported yesterday. For the first time since the outbreak in South Africa, the Eastern has its first confirmed case. The patient is a 28-year-old woman who travelled to Germany, according to Health Minister Zweli Mkhize.

The provincial breakdown of the 38 new cases is as follows:

GAUTENG: 16
-A 55 year old male with pending travel history
-A 26 year old male with pending travel history
-A 34 year old female with pending travel history
-A 43 year old female with pending travel history
– A 61 year old male with pending travel history
-A 6 year old female with pending travel history
-A 29 year old female with pending travel history
-A 45 year old female with pending travel history
-A 64 year old female with pending travel history
-A 67 year old male who travelled to France and Ethiopia
-A 39 year old male who travelled to the UK
-A 72 year old female who travelled to Belgium and Netherlands
-A 41 year old male who travelled to France and Italy
-A 37 year old female with pending travel history
-A 30 year old female who travelled to the UK and Netherlands
-A male who travelled to France

KWAZULU-NATAL: 3
-A 59 year old male with pending travel history
-A 68 year old male with pending travel history
-A 26 year old female who travelled to the UK and USA

EASTERN CAPE: 1
-A 28 year old female who travelled to Germany

WESTERN CAPE: 18
-A 30 year old female who travelled to Ireland
-A 57 year old female who travelled to Germany and Switzerland
-A 55 year old male who travelled to France and Switzerland
-A 74 year old female who travelled to the UK
-A 52 year old male with pending travel history
-A 44 year old male who travelled to USA
-A 26 year old female who travelled to the UK
-A 57 year old male who travelled to Spain
-A 36 year old male who travelled to the UK and France
-A 40 year old female with pending travel history
-A 52 year old female who travelled to the UK
-A 48 year old female who travelled to the UK
-A 39 year old male who travelled to Ireland
-A 36 year old male with pending travel history
-A 55 year old female with pending travel history
-A 35 year old male who travelled to Austria and Germany
-A 65 year old female who travelled to the UK
-A 34 year old male with pending travel history

Gauteng still leads with the highest number of cases in South Africa. On Friday at a press briefing, Police Minister Bheki Cele also warned restaurants to follow the curfew on the sale of alcohol or face their equipment being confiscated and their establishment closed down. There will be no sale of alcohol after 6pm on weekdays and 1pm on weekends.

Also, no more than 50 people are allowed to gather at eateries around SA, this includes the restaurant staff.

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Nidha Narrandes

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