Cases of COVID-19 in South Africa rises to 554

Minister Mkhize has outlined the ways in which government is currently detecting new cases of the virus
The cases of coronavirus in South Africa has risen to 554 and no reported deaths.

The are two people who are in ICU. This was announced by Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize at a media briefing in Pretoria.

Mkhize says the country’s aim is to now flatten the curve of the coronavirus.

This after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a , starting at midnight on Thursday to help stem the spread of the coronavirus.

There are over 370 000 confirmed COVID-19 cases across the globe, with over 16 000 deaths linked to the virus.

“I indicated that 554 new cases have been recorded overnight, as of 23:00 last (Monday) night. Most of our people are in a good condition, many of them are no longer symptomatic and some of them are still being looked after at home. We have a record of two patients who are in the ICU in private hospitals and then there are no deaths at this point. But at the rate at which these numbers are increasing, we expect that the numbers will still increase.”