National Assembly House Chairperson Cedric Frolick is the latest Parliamentarian to test positive for the coronavirus.
In a statement, Parliament says Frolick has gone into isolation and will be working from home during this period.
The news follows shortly after the Presidency announced that Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe was admitted to hospital on Monday after he tested positive for the virus last week.
In a statement, Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mtembu says Mantashe was admitted to hospital on the advice of his family doctor for better medical attention and monitoring.
Mantashe’s wife Nolwandle who also tested positive will continue to self-isolate at their home.
The Presiding Officers of Parliament, led by National Assembly Speaker have wished Mantashe and Frolick a speedy recovery.
Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi and Deputy Social Development Minister Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu are among high profile politicians who are recovering from COVID-19.
The call followed the death of ANC MP, Martha Mmola, due to a COVID-19 related illness.
More than 5 000 South Africans have succumbed to the virus and over 370 000 others are recuperating from it.
Below are the latest COVID-19 statistics in SA: