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.