COVID-19 cases in South Africa increase
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: The number of total cases in South Africa has increasedto 554. As of March 24, 2020 153 new cases were confirmed. 0 deaths have been reported thus far.
Two patients are in full recovery (Confirmed Negative and cleared for returning home)
The breakdown per province of total infections is as follows:
130 Western Cape
80 KwaZulu Natal
18 Free State
5 North West
2 Northern Cape
2 Eastern Cape
Current projections estimate that the virus could effect 60% of South Africa's citizens at some point, but not at the same time.
Most South Africans will only experience mild symptoms and humans are capable of developing immunity to the virus.
The National Department of Health will now be releasing results as they are submitted by both private and public laboratories. In instances where NDOH confirmatory tests yield different results, the public will be duly informed.
All the citizens from Wuhan were tested and their results came back negative for COVID-19.
They will continue to be kept in quarantine for the prescribed period and will thereafter be reunified with the community.