The Eastern Cape reported its first case of the new coronavirus (Covid-19), while the number of confirmed cases in South Africa rose to 240.

According to the Department of Health, a 28-year-old woman from the Eastern Cape is the first person in this province to test positive for Covid-19. She recently traveled to Germany.

On Friday, the number of confirmed cases stood at 202. Apart from the case in the Eastern Cape, a total of 16 new cases were reported in Gauteng, three in KwaZulu-Natal and 18 in the Western Cape.

Some of the latest cases in Gauteng include a six-year-old girl, a 72-year-old woman who traveled to Belgium and the Netherlands and a 67-year-old man who traveled to France and Ethiopia.

In KwaZulu-Natal, a 59-year-old woman, a 68-year-old man, and a 26-year-old woman are the three youngest cases in the province.

All the latest cases in the Western Cape are persons 26 years of age and older.

Below are statistics of the number of confirmed cases by province, age and gender:

ProvinceNew casesTotal: confirmed cases
Eastern Cape11
Free State07
Gauteng16125
KwaZulu-Natal327
Limpopo01
Mpumalanga05
Western Cape1874
Total size:38240
Age groupNumber of cases
1 to 10 years9
11 – 20 years6
21 – 30 years42
31 – 40 years63
41 – 50 years33
51 – 60 years57
61 – 70 years18
71 – 80 years10
81 – 90 years1
Age unknown1
Total size:240
GenderNumber of cases
Female92
Manly148
Total size:240

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