Coronavirus Cases In South Africa Rise To 24

South Africa now has 24 cases of COVID-19, Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize said on Friday.

The minister revealed that all the new cases contracted the disease during trips to European countries, including Switzerland, Austria, Italy and Greece.

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“So far, all infected patients in the country have a history of trips to Europe.

“More suspected cases will be verified soon,’’ Mkhize said.

On Thursday, Mkhize revised the number of infected cases from 17 to 16, after a 32-year-old male in Free State Province, had mistakenly tested positive.

Of the eight new cases, four are in Gauteng Province, two in KwaZulu-Natal and two in Western Cape, Mkhize said in his Friday announcement.

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