The Department of Health has notified the public that the Coronavirus cases in South Africa have risen 85% meaning there are now 13 confirmed cases in the country.
Over 3642 patients have been tested for the virus and 13 have confirmed to be infected by the virus from these tests.
Gauteng has confirmed that they have 4 cases, one of which is a 33-year-old female who had traveled to Italy and returned to South Africa on the 1st March 2020.
Two more cases are a couple that traveled to Germany and returned on the 9th March 2020 and a 57-year-old male who returned from Austria on the 9th March 2020.
One 40-year-old male returning from Portugal on the 7th March 2020 has been confirmed to have the virus.
Western Cape Cases
One 36-year-old male who visited Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Turkey has been confirmed to have the virus when he returned on the 9th March 2020.
The Department of Health has started treatment on those infected, some of which are in hospital and others have put themselves into self-quarantine. With an increase in cases, the Department will start “contact tracing” which involves questioning where they have been and who they have come into contact with to ensure further spread does not occur.
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