The Department of Health reports that the confirmed number of coronavirus cases in South Africa has now jumped to 116 cases.
This means that a further 31 cases have been identified, following the overnight announcement that cases reached 85 in the country.
The new cases include cases in Gauteng, KZN, Mpumalanga and the Western Cape, and includes six new cases of internal transmission.
“As part of tracking and tracing, we have collated background information on how these patients were infected.
We will provide information to the public, so as to give a sense of how these local transmissions occur,” health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said.
The Gautrain has announced that an executive at the operating company, who travelled on the system, tested positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus.
It has conducted a deep clean of its Sandton and Park stations as a result.