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Confirmed cases of COVID-19 stand at 116

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Increase of 31 new cases from yesterday’s announcement
 
March 18, 2020
 
Staff reporter
 
Gauteng, South Africa:South Africa now has 116 confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
 
“This means that there has been an increase of 31 new cases from yesterday’s announcement,” said the Health Department on Wednesday morning.
 
Among the new cases are two males, one from Gauteng with no international travel history, and one from the Western Cape, who had travelled to New Zealand.
 
On Tuesday, COVID-19 cases stood at 85 in the country, with eight local transmissions confirmed. 
 
As of Wednesday, the department confirmed an additional six local transmission cases from the newly announced cases.
 
The details of the cases are as follows:
 
Gauteng: 16

- 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 male, who travelled to the UK and Netherlands
- A 34-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 male, 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: 3

- A 59-year-old male, who travelled to Austria and Italy
- A 54-year-old male, who travelled to Italy
- A 55-year old male, who travelled to Italy
 
Mpumalanga: 2

- A 64-year-old male, who travelled to Italy
- A 56-year-old female, with no international travel history
 
Western Cape: 10

- A 2-year-old male, who travelled to New Zealand
- A 51-year-old male, who travelled to Egypt an 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
 
As part of its tracking and tracing, the Department of Health said it has collated background information on how these patients were infected.
 
“We will provide information to the public, so as to give a sense of how these local transmissions occur.
 
“We will, however, not disclose full details as this information is subject to patient confidentiality, which we are bound by,” said the Health Department.
 
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