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[UPDATED] Coronavirus tally at 16, Free State case test came back positive

The Department of Health has announced that South Africa now has 16 cases of COVID-19 coronavirus.

Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize clarified that the Free State man tested negative of covid-19.

KwaZulu-Natal: 1

A 38-year-old male from Durban who lives in Turkey and was visiting his family in South Africa has tested positive. He had travelled to the UK and returned to SA on 7 March 2020.

MPUMALANGA: 1

A 27-year-old female from Mpumalanga who had travelled to the United States. She returned to South Africa on 7 March 2020.

GAUTENG: 1

A 43-year-old male from Johannesburg who had travelled to New York via Dubai and returned to South Africa on 8 March 2020.

FREE STATE: 1

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

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