As of this morning [March 18], South Africa’s confirmed coronavirus cases have increased to over 100. There is now a total of 116 verified cases, with 31 new cases in just one day.

A further six cases of local transmission have been recorded as of today. Background checks as to how these patients were infected are underway and the public will be notified on any information discovered.

Gauteng

Since yesterday, March 17, 16 new cases of the coronavirus have emerged in Gauteng, including four people with no international travel history.

– 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 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 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

Three new cases have been confirmed in this area.

– A 59-year-old who travelled to Austria and Italy

– A 54-year-old who travelled to Italy

– A 55-year-old who travelled to Italy

Mpumalanga

A total of two new cases have been confirmed in Mpumalanga, including one patient with no international travel history.

– A 64-year-old who travelled to Italy

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

Western Cape

Ten new cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed in the Cape region, including one patient with no international travel history.

– 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.

– The provincial landing page for coronavirus information: https://westerncape.gov.za/coronavirus

– Public Hotline: 0800 029 999

– WHO contact page: https://www.who.int/

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Aimee Pace

Aimee is an avid gamer, enthusiastic yogi and animal lover. Addicted to anime, coffee and plant-based meals. Current favourite pastimes include, sewing and learning Japanese.