As of Monday, 23 March 2020, South Africa has a total of 402 confirmed cases of COVID-19, coronavirus as confirmed by the Minister of Health, Zweli Mkhize.
There are currently 128 more cases confirmed, adding to the 274 confirmed yesterday. It is notable that Northern Cape and North West have their first confirmed cases of coronavirus.
Tonight, President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to address the nation amid the virus pandemic.
“We will thereafter engage the public to give further details and explanations on the results including the significant rise, the ongoing testing processes, each province’s progress on contact tracing efforts.”
North West Province has 4 cases of COVID-19 and Northern cape just recorded it’s first 2 cases.
Positive Cases by Province:
- Eastern Cape – 2
- Free State – 13
- Gauteng – 207
- KwaZulu-Natal – 60
- Limpopo – 4
- Mpumalanga – 9
- North West – 4
- Western Cape – 100
- Northern Cape – 2
- Unknown – 1
Grand Total 402
The Government stated:
It will be noted in the provincial and age graphs below that there are areas that are listed as unknown. This is information that the NICD is still collating and verifying. Thereafter the graphs will be updated accordingly. Our priority is for Provinces to be alerted of the new confirmed cases so that immediate contact can be made with these new patients and ensure that contact tracing starts.
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