Coronavirus: South Africa records 6 new COVID-19 cases

Coronavirus: South Africa records 6 new COVID-19 cases

There are six new cases of COVID-19 in South Africa - bringing the number of people who have tested positive for the virus to 13. 

Coronavirus image

Another person in KwaZulu-Natal is infected, pushing up the figure in our province to seven now. 

A 40-year-old man was tested after he returned to South Africa from Portugal on Saturday. 

READ: Wuhan repatriation flight leaving SA tonight

The Western Cape has confirmed its first case.  

A 36-year-old man was diagnosed with the respiratory illness after extensive travel in Europe. He flew home on Sunday. 

Gauteng's recorded another four cases. 

A 33-year-old woman who went to Italy came back 10 days ago. 

A couple in their early thirties travelled to Germany. 

Then a 57-year-old man, who'd visited Austria and Italy, arrived home on Monday. 

The Health Department says some of these patients are already in hospital while others are in self-quarantine. 

More than 3 600 tests for coronavirus have been conducted in South Africa.

Missed a Newswatch bulletin

Show's Stories