South Africa's coronavirus infections escalate to 85

A cabin crew member walks past a sign informing travellers about the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Cape Town International Airport, in Cape Town, South Africa.

A cabin crew member walks past a sign informing travellers about the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Cape Town International Airport, in Cape Town, South Africa.

Reuters

JOHANNESBURG - There are now 23 new coronavirus cases confirmed in South Africa bringing the total infections to 85 to date.

Eight of the new cases are patients with no international travel history.

Gauteng has the highest number of new infections with 14.

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The Department of Health has also announced that all the South African citizens that were repatriated from Wuhan over the weekend were tested and their results have come back negative for COVID-19.

"We continue to keep them in quarantine for the prescribed period and will thereafter initiate the process of reunifying them with the community," said Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize.

Here is the breakdown per province of the new infections;

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 3year-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

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Source
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