By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

South Africa’s Minister of Health, Dr Zwelini Mkhize reported today that the country has recorded six new confirmed COVID-19 cases.

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The latest cases include four in Gauteng, and one each in KwaZulu-Natal and Western Cape. All six cases are linked to international travel.

This brings the total COVID-19 cases in South Africa to 13.

To date, 3642 tests have been conducted.

All the patients have now been advised. Those who are symptomatic have started receiving treatment. Some of these patients are already in hospital while some, specifically those who are asymptomatic are in self quarantine. Contact tracing has also started for all these cases.