Health Minister Dr Zwelini Mkhize today announced that the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in South Africa now stands at 402.
“Fellow South Africans, as of today, South Africa now has 402 confirmed cases of COVID-19. This means there has been an increase of 128 from yesterday’s announcement,” he said in a statement on Monday.
The minister also confirmed that the Northern Cape has recorded its first case.
President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to address the nation tonight on the latest plans to tackle the deadly Coronavirus.
“As has been announced, His Excellency, President MC Ramaphosa will address the nation on measures to be undertaken to mitigate the impact of COVID-19.
“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,” Mkhize said.
He adds: “Our priority is for Provinces to be alerted of the new confirmed cases so that immediate contact can be made with the these new patients and ensure that contact tracing starts.
Mkhize said in the provincial and age graphs (below) there are areas that are listed as unknown. This is information that the NICD is still collating and verifying.
Eastern Cape: 2
North West: 4
Western Cape: 100
Northern Cape: 2
1-10 years: 9
11-20 years: 6
21-30 years: 52
31-40 years: 69
41-50 years: 42
51-60 years: 63
61-70 years: 20
71-80 years: 11
81-90 years: 1