The number of people with Covid-19 in South Africa has risen to 116 from 85, the government said on Wednesday.
“We wish to inform all South Africans that as of this morning … South Africa now has 116 confirmed cases of Covid-19,” a statement posted via the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) Twitter account said.
“This means that there has been an increase of 31 new cases from yesterday’s announcement.”
South Africans have been urged to continue practicing good hygiene to prevent a larger spread of Covid-19.
#COVID19SouthAfrica Update. As of this morning, 18 March 2020, South Africa now has 116 confirmed cases of #COVID19. We confirm that there has been an increase of 31 new cases from the 17 March update. pic.twitter.com/0Lv6WAfaXe
— NICD (@nicd_sa) March 18, 2020