The number of cases in South Africa of the novel coronavirus has jumped to 274, with 34 new cases recorded Sunday, the Health Ministry said in a statement.

Most of those infected are between the ages of 31-40 and 50-60. At least 52 people between the ages of 21-30 have also tested positive.

According to the statement, South Africa has so far conducted 9,315 tests, of which 274 turned out positive and 9,041 negative.

No deaths related to the virus have been reported despite the growing number of cases.

The government has introduced several measures to curtail its spread,

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