COVID-19 Cases in South Africa Rise to 240

As of Saturday 21 March 2020, South Africa now has 240 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

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This means there has been an increase of 38 from Friday’s announcement of 202 cases.

Among the new cases, is the Eastern Cape’s first confirmed case.

“This patient is a 28 year-old female who had travelled to Germany,” said the Health Department on Saturday.


Under the age category, the ‘age unknown’ case is a patient who did not put his age on the lab form. The information is being obtained from the treating doctor.

Coronavirus Update details of the cases in South Africa:

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

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Sources – SAnews.gov.za and Carte Blanche