COVID-19 in South Africa – [1,170 Confirmed Cases & 2 deaths]

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20 Murch 2020

As of 20 March 2020, we confirm 52 new additional COVID-19 cases that have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the causative pathogen for COVID-19. To date, the total number of COVID-19 cases stands at 202, with new additions from the Free State Province and the Gauteng Province accounting for more than 50% share value of the total confirmed COVID-19 cases. The provincial breakdown of the 52 new confirmed COVID-19 cases is as follows:

Gauteng Province

  • A 33-year-old male who travelled to the United Kingdom and France
  • A 32-year-old female with pending travel history
  • A 56-year-old male who travelled to Switzerland
  • A 56-year-old female who travelled to Switzerland
  • A 34-year-old female who travelled to the United Kingdom and Austria
  • A 34-year-old male who travelled to Austria
  • A 27-year-old male with pending travel history
  • A 22-year-old female who travelled to the United Kingdom
  • A 31-year-old male with pending travel history
  • A 52-year-old female who travelled to the United Kingdom
  • A 54-year-old male who travelled to London
  • A 53-year-old male who travelled to Austria and Switzerland
  • A 32-year-old female with pending travel history
  • A 33-yar-old male with pending travel history
  • A 52-year-old male with pending travel history
  • A 20-year-old male with pending travel history
  • A 37-year-old male with pending travel history
  • A 47-year-old female with pending travel history
  • A 23-year-old male with no international travel history
  • A 32-year-old male with pending travel history
  • A 21-year-old male with pending travel history
  • A 34-year-old female with pending travel history
  • A 40-year-old female with pending travel history
  • A 41-year-old male with pending travel history
  • A 2-year-old male with pending travel history
  • A 39-year-old male with pending travel history
  • A 58-year-old male with pending travel history
  • A 56-year-old male who travelled to the United States of America
  • A 28-year-old male with pending travel history
  • A 67-year-old male who travel to the United Kingdom
  • An 11-year-old male who travelled to Spain
  • A 30-year-old male who travelled to the United States of America
  • A 53-year-old male who travelled to the United Kingdom

Free State Province

  • A 38-year-old male who travelled to France
  • A 54-year-old male with pending travel history
  • A 55-year-old male who travelled to France
  • A 52-year-old male who travelled to Israel
  • A 68-year-old male who travelled to Israel
  • A 74-year-old male with pending travel history
  • A 32-year-old male with pending travel history

Western Cape Province

  • A 31-year-old female who travelled to the United Kingdom
  • A 34-year-old who travelled to the Netherlands
  • A 26-year-old who travelled to the Netherlands
  • A 29-year-old with pending travel history
  • A 69-year-old male who travelled to Switzerland and Dubai
  • A 58-year-old who travelled to the United Kingdom, Austria and Tanzania
  • A 23-year-old male who travelled to the United Kingdom and Germany
  • A 43-year-old female who travelled to Canada and Austria
  • A 60-year-old male who travelled to Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Austria
  • A 62-year-old who travelled to the United Kingdom, Austria and Switzerland
  • A 63-year-old male who travelled to the United Kingdom and Italy

KwaZulu Natal Province

  • A 29-year-old female with pending travel history

19 Murch 2020

34 new COVID-19 cases bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 150 people, the majority of whom are based in Gauteng, Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal provinces respectively.

 Gauteng Province

  • A 41-year-old female who travelled to the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • A 43-year-old female who travelled to the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • A 37-year-old female with no international travel history
  • A 54-year-old female who travelled to the United Kingdom
  • A 58-year-old male who travelled to the United Kingdom
  • A 38-year-old male who travelled to France
  • A 70-year-old female who travelled to the United States of America
  • A 30-year-old male who travelled to Spain
  • A 45-year-old male who travelled to the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • An 85-year-old male who travelled to Switzerland
  • A 64-year-old male who travelled to Vietnam and Thailand
  • A 41-year-old male who travelled to the Netherlands
  • A 23-year-old male with pending travel history
  • A 5-year-old female with pending travel history
  • A 44-year-old male with pending travel history

KwaZulu-Natal Province

  • A 71-year-old female who travelled to the United Kingdom
  • A 26-year-old male who travelled to Mexico and the United States of America
  • A 29-year-old female with pending travel history

Mpumalanga Province

  • A 56-year-old female who travelled to France

Western Cape Province

  • A 53-year-old female who travelled to the United Kingdom
  • A 30-year-old female who travelled to the Netherlands and Qatar
  • A 45-year-old male who travelled to Mexico
  • A 70-year-old female who travelled to the United States of America
  • A 25-year-old female who travelled to the United Kingdom
  • A 37-year-old female who travelled to the United Kingdom
  • A 43-year-old female who travelled to the United States of America
  • A 31-year-old male who travelled to Spain and the Netherlands
  • A 53-year-old female who travelled to Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic and Germany
  • A 22-year-old female who travelled to the United Kingdom
  • A 63-year-old male who travelled to Switzerland, Czech Republic and Germany
  • A 22-year-old male who travelled to Spain and the Netherlands
  • A 32-year-old male who travelled to the United States of America
  • A 37-year-old male with pending travel history
  • A 34-year-old male with pending travel history

18 Murch 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE  18 March 2020

Coronavirus cases increase to 116 in South Africa as local transmissions rise

17 Murch 2020

21 new cases in South Africa, including the first case of local transmission [source] with only 2911 tests conducted. Mkhize said all the South African citizens who were repatriated from Wuhan, China, at the weekend had been tested for Covid-19 and all were negative. They are in quarantine at The Ranch hotel near Polokwane.

The latest confirmed cases of Covid-19 are as follows:

GAUTENG: 14

-A 45-year old male who had travelled to Belgium, UK, France and the US

-A 37-year old male who had travelled to the UK

-A 54-year old female who had travelled to the USA

-A 52-year old male who had travelled to the UK

-A 25-year old male who travelled to the UK

-A 52-year old female who had travelled to Italy

-A 59-year old male who travelled to the UK and Dubai

-A 57-year old male who travelled to the USA

-A 60-year old male who travelled to the USA

-A 37-year old female who travelled to Italy and Dubai

-A 21-year old female with no travel history

-A 34-year old male with no international travel history

-A 26-year old female with no international travel history

-A 32-year old female with no international travel history

KWAZULU-NATAL: 4

-A 48-year old male who travelled to Dubai

-A 59-year old female with no international travel history

-A 5-year old male with no international travel history

-A 3-year old male with no international travel history

WESTERN CAPE: 5

-A 3-year old male who travelled to the UK

-A 58-year old male who travelled to the UK and Austria

-A 2-year old male with no international travel

-A 62-year old female who travelled to the UK and Ethiopia

-A 71-year old female who travelled to the UK

16 Murch 2020

3 new cases in South Africa: a mother and child [source] A mother and her child have tested positive for coronavirus in Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, the Department of Education confirmed on Monday.

15 Murch 2020

COVID-19 SA

23 new cases in South Africa. President Ramaphosa declares a “National State of Disaster”: a ban is imposed on travel from and to Iran, South Korea, United Kingdom, USA, Germany, Italy and China. In addition to schools being closed and  gatherings of more than 100 people prohibited:

– all travellers who have entered South Africa from high-risk countries since mid-February will be required to present themselves for testing

– travellers from medium-risk countries (such as Portugal, Hong Kong and Singapore) will be required to undergo high intensity screening

 “Never before in the history of our democracy has our country been confronted with such a severe situation” – President Cyril Ramaphosa [source] [source]

13 new cases in South Africa [source] The breakdown per province is as follows:

GAUTENG: 7

  • ⁃A 60-year-old male who had travelled to Iran.
  • ⁃A 36-year-old male who had travelled to the UK
  • ⁃A 54-year-old male who had travelled to Switzerland
  • ⁃A 27-year-old male who had travelled to the UK
  • ⁃A 21-year-old female who had travelled to Germany
  • ⁃A 53-year-old female who had travelled to Germany
  • ⁃A 29-year-old male who had travelled to Switzerland

WESTERN CAPE: 5

  • ⁃A 35-year-old female who had travelled to Germany and Austria
  • ⁃A 42-year-old female who had travelled to Spain, Switzerland and the UK
  • ⁃A 50-year-old male who had travelled to the Netherlands
  • ⁃A 33-year-old male who had travelled to Switzerland
  • ⁃A 35-year-old male who had travelled to Austria

KWAZULU-NATAL: 1

  • ⁃A 34-year-old male who had travelled to the UK

14 Murch 2020

14 new cases in South Africa [source] The 14 newly added cases are spread across four provinces, Gauteng Province being the most affected to date.

In Gauteng Province,

  • a 72-year-old female travelled to the United States of America and the United Kingdom
  • a 76-year-old male travelled to the United States of America and the United Kingdom,
  • a 52-year old male travelled to Germany,
  • a 38-year-old male travelled to Switzerland and Germany,
  • a 47-year-old male travelled to Switzerland, a 33-year-old female travelled to France,
  • a 27-year-old male is with pending travel history.

In the Western Cape Province,

  • a 47-year-old male travelled to the United States of America and the United Kingdom
  • a 62-year-old male travelled to the Netherlands
  • a 19-year-old female travelled to France and Italy
  • a 14-year-old female travelled to the United States of America and Dubai
  • a 73-year-old male travelled to the United Kingdom
  • a 32-year-old male travelled to the United Kingdom.

KwaZulu-Natal Province,

  • a 49-year-old male who travelled to France and Italy.

The total provincial break down of COVID-19 cases to date is as follows:

  • Gauteng: 17
  • KwaZulu-Natal: 11
  • Western Cape: 9
  • Mpumalanga: 1

13 Murch 2020

8 new cases in South Africa:
– 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
⁃ a 50-year-old male who had traveled to Switzerland and Austria
⁃ a 46-year-old male who had traveled to Italy

[source]

12 Murch 2020

4 new cases in South Africa:

  • 38 year-old male living in Turkey and visiting family
  • a 27 year-old female who traveled to the United States
  • a 43 year-old male who traveled to New York via Dubai
  • a 32 year-old male who came in contact with a Chinese businessman [source]

11 Murch 2020

6 new cases in South Africa: The Minister of Health has released a statement confirming that there are six new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in South Africa. This now takes the total number of positive patients in the country to 13 [Source].

Gauteng has four cases.

  • A 33-year-old female who had traveled to Italy and returned on 1 March 2020.
  • A couple, 34-year-old male and a 33-year-old female who had travelled to Germany. They returned to South Africa on 09 March 2020.
  • A 57-year-old male who travelled to Austria and Italy and returned to South Africa on 09 March 2020.

KwaZulu-Natal has one case.

  • A 40-year-old male who had traveled to Portugal and returned on 07 March 2020.

Western Cape has one case.

  • A 36-year-old male who had traveled to multiple countries including Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Turkey. He also returned on 09 March 2020.

09 Murch 2020

4 new cases in South Africa: All From KwaZulu-Natal were part of the same group of 10 people that recently traveled from Italy. Of the four newest cases, two are a 38-year-old couple from the uMgugundlovu area in KwaZulu-Natal, one is a 45-year-old male in Petermaritizburg and another is a 38-year-old male.  There are two remain test results from the group of 10 people, one went to the UK didn’t come back to the country

08 Murch 2020

1 new case in South Africa: a 39-year-old woman from Gauteng who was part of the same group of 10 people that recently traveled from Italy [source]. The group is alleged to have been on a ski trip in Italy, which is battling with a COVID-19 outbreak that has killed over 230 people. National Department of Health South Africa expect the results of the other 6 group members who had travelled to Italy within the next 48 hours. It is important to advise the public that the couple’s children were tested and their results have come out negative

07 Murch 2020

1 new case in South Africa: a 39-year-old woman from Gauteng who was part of the same group of 10 people that recently traveled from Italy [source]  The second patient will be immediately admitted to a public health facility in Gauteng. She was part of a group of people who had traveled to Italy.

04 Murch 2020

 1st case in South Africa: a 38-year-old man who had traveled to Italy with his wife. They were part of a group of 10 who arrived back in South Africa on March 1. [source]

“This morning, Thursday March 5, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) confirmed that a suspected case of COVID-19 has tested positive. The patient is a 38-year-old male who travelled to Italy with his wife. They were part of a group of 10 people and they arrived back in South Africa on March 1, 2020,” Zweli Mkhize said in a statement.

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