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.
“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.