South Africa Coronavirus Update: COVID-19 Cases Rise to 402

South Africa has 402 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 128 from Sunday’s announcement… and has registered its first confirmed case in the Northern Cape.

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On Monday, the Health Department confirmed an increase of 128 cases.

The announcement comes just hours ahead of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s address to the nation on measures to be undertaken to mitigate the impact of COVID-19.


The President is scheduled to address the nation this evening.

“We will thereafter engage the public to give further details and explanations on the results including the significant rise, the ongoing testing processes, each province’s progress on contact tracing efforts,” said the department.

With the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) still collating and verifying information of patients, the Health Department said the graphs will be updated accordingly.

“Our priority is for provinces to be alerted of the new confirmed cases so that immediate contact can be made with these new patients and ensure that contact tracing starts,” said the department.

South African Update of provincial and age group breakdown with Coronavirus:

Provinces in South Africa: Positive for COVID-19

  • Eastern Cape 2
  • Free State 13
  • Gauteng 207
  • KwaZulu-Natal 60
  • Limpopo 4
  • Mpumalanga 9
  • North West 4
  • Western Cape 100
  • Northern Cape 2
  • Unknown 1

Grand Total – 402

South African Age Groups: Positive for Coronavirus

Unknown 129

1-10years 9

11-20years 6

21-30years 52

31-40years 69

41-50years 42

51-60years 63

61-70years 20

71-80years 11

81-90years 1

Grand Total: 402

South Africans have been imploring each other to please wash your hands and keep social distance with this song from The Kiffness going viral:

TY David Scott for this fantastic video…

Posted by SA-People – for South Africans in South Africa and expats on Monday, March 23, 2020

Source: SANews.gov.za