Number of #COVID19 cases in South Africa now at 1,353, death toll rises to 5
Health minister Zweli Mkhize has confirmed that South Africa's number of Covid-19 infections is at 1,353.
This is up from the the 1 280 which were recorded on Sunday 29 March.
Mkhize has also declared a rise in the death toll with 5 people confirmed dead due to the virus.
He has urged South Africans to abide by the lockdown regulations and to continue to stay at home.
Update : 1353 confirmed cases. Total number of tests 39 500.#COVID19— Dr Zweli Mkhize (@DrZweliMkhize) March 31, 2020
Noticed a trend in past week. Rate of increase is not as high as anticipated. We are observing the trend. We anticipated 4000-5000 but we haven’t reached that— Dr Zweli Mkhize (@DrZweliMkhize) March 31, 2020
So far there have been 5 deaths #COVID19— Dr Zweli Mkhize (@DrZweliMkhize) March 31, 2020
As we move to winter vital infections will be heavy.— Dr Zweli Mkhize (@DrZweliMkhize) March 31, 2020
An official statement is yet to be published....
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