COVID-19: SA confirmed Coronavirus cases toll to 17

Zweli Mkhize
Minister of Health, Dr. Zweli Mkhize. Photo by CGIS

Minister of health Zweli Mkhize has confirmed four new cases of Coronavirus in South Africa. This makes the total number of COVI-19 cases to 17.

In a statement, the department announced that the four new cases are from Kwazulu Natal, Free State, Gauteng and Mpumalanga, with each cases respectively.


A 38-year-old male from Durban who lives in Turkey and was visiting his family in South Africa. He travelled to UK and returned to SA on 07 March.


A 43-year-old male from Johannesburg who had travelled to New York via Dubai and returned to South Africa on 08 March.


A 27-year-old female from Mpumalanga who had travelled to the United States. She returned to SA on 7 March.


A 32-year-old male who came into contact with a Chinese businessman. This was reported to be the first case of local transmission as all others have been by patients who had travelled abroad.