Latest COVID-19 South Africa Updates

Find the latest COVID-19 South Africa updates here.

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Friday, 20 March 2020

The number of cases in South Africa has increased to 202.

The Department of Health is happy to share that they are now seeing recoveries of previously reported COVID-19 cases. Finally, some good news!

Thursday, 19 March 2020

34 new cases have been confirmed, bringing the total number to 150 in South Africa. Majority of these new cases are based in Gauteng, Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. Of the newly confirmed cases, majority are imported and two are locally transmitted. Also, the Free State Province has its first confirmed case.

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

As of Wednesday 18 March 2020, the number of COVID-19 cases in South Africa has increased to 116 cases. There has been an increase of 31 new cases.

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Monday, 16 March 2020

As of Monday 16 March 2020, the NICD has confirmed an additional 11 new COVID-19 cases that have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the causative pathogen for COVID-19, seven of which are located in Gauteng. This brings a total of 62 confirmed COVID-19 cases across South Africa.

Gauteng province:

  • A 33-year-old male who travelled to Spain
  • A 68 year-old-female who travelled to Austria
  • A 30-year-old male who travelled to India
  • A 39-year-old male who travelled to the United States of America
  • A 43-year-old female who travelled to the United States of America
  • A 50-year-old male who travelled to France and the United Kingdom
  • A 37-year-old who travelled to the United States of America, Dubai and Mexico
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