South Africa recorded 240 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 virus on Saturday - 38 more than the day before. Picture: AP Photo/ John Minchillo
South Africa recorded 240 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 virus on Saturday - 38 more than the day before. Picture: AP Photo/ John Minchillo

South Africa's confirmed coronavirus cases climbs to 240

By Staff Reporter Time of article published Mar 21, 2020

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Durban - South Africa recorded 240 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 virus on Saturday - 38 more than the day before.

And in a new development, the Health Department announced that the Eastern Cape has its first confirmed case of coronavirus. 

The person is a 28-year-old woman who had travelled to Germany.

The details of the cases are as follows:

GAUTENG: 16

- A 55-year-old male with pending travel history 

- A 26-year-old male with pending travel history 

- A 34-year-old female with pending travel history

- A 43-year-old female with pending travel history 

- A 61-year-old male with pending travel history

- A 6-year-old female with pending travel history

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

- A 45-year-old female with pending travel history

- A 64-year-old female with pending travel history

- A 67-year-old male who travelled to France and Ethiopia 

- A 39-year-old male who travelled to the UK

- A 72-year-old female who travelled to Belgium and Netherlands 

- A 41-year-old male who travelled to France and Italy

- A 37-year-old female with pending travel history

- A 30-year-old female who travelled to the UK and Netherlands -A male who travelled to France

KWAZULU-NATAL: 3

- A 59-year-old male with pending travel history

- A 68-year-old male with pending travel history

- A 26-year-old female who travelled to the UK and USA

EASTERN CAPE: 1

- A 28 year old female who travelled to Germany

WESTERN CAPE: 18

- A 30-year-old female who travelled to Ireland

- A 57-year-old female who travelled to Germany and Switzerland

- A 55-year-old male who travelled to France and Switzerland 

- A 74-year-old female who travelled to the UK

- A 52-year-old male with pending travel history

- A 44-year-old male who travelled to USA

- A 26 year old female who travelled to the UK

- A 57-year-old male who travelled to Spain

- A 36-year-old male who travelled to the UK and France 

- A 40-year-old female with pending travel history

- A 52-year-old female who travelled to the UK

- A 48-year-old female who travelled to the UK

- A 39-year-old male who travelled to Ireland

- A 36-year-old male with pending travel history

- A 55-year-old female with pending travel history

- A 35-year-old male who travelled to Austria and Germany 

- A 65-year-old female who travelled to the UK

- A 34-year-old male with pending travel history

Source: Department of Health


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