Authorities have confirmed that there are 34 new Covid-19 cases as of 19 March, bringing the total to 150 confirmed cases in South Africa.
The new figures show that the Covid-19 cases in South Africa have jumped by close to 30% in two days.
The majority of the Covid-19 cases are based in Gauteng, Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal provinces respectively.
As of 19 March 2020, the NICD confirms 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 #COVID19 #CoronaVirusUpdate #CoronaVirusSA
— Department of Health (@HealthZA) March 19, 2020
The new numbers bring the total number of confirmed cases in the Western Cape to 46.
Of the 34 newly confirmed Covid-19 cases, two are locally transmitted while the majority are imported.
Contact tracing of all persons that the patients might have come into contact with is underway.