The latest confirmed Coronavirus, COVID-19 cases in South Africa has now risen to 24. This was confirmed by the Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize. On a statement released on Friday, 13 March 2020, he announced that South Africa has a total of 24 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
From 16 cases confirmed yesterday – 8 more cases of CONVID-19 have been confirmed on Friday.
8 more cases
- A 39-year-old female who had traveled to Switzerland and Austria
- A 50-year-old male who had traveled to Austria
- A 21-year-old female who had traveled to Italy
- A 57-year-old male who had traveled to Switzerland
- A 79-year-old male who had traveled to Greece and Italy
- A 52-year-old male who had traveled to Switzerland
Western Cape: 2
- A 50-year-old male who had traveled to Switzerland and Austria
- A 46-year-old male who had traveled to Italy
In a statement, it was mentioned that the patients have been informed and now, they are tracing their contacts.
“At this point, I wish to also bring it to your attention that there are more positive results that have come out. The NICD and NHLS are now verifying the information and these results. Thereafter we will make a formal announcement.”
Mkhize urges the public to avoid unnecessary panic
“To ensure accuracy and avoid unnecessary panic, I wish to emphasize to the media and the public to await and rely on our formal announcements thereafter publish.”
We also continue to stress the importance of observing and respecting the privacy of the patients and their families.” He added.