Coronavirus: South Africa's confirmed cases tops 500

Coronavirus: South Africa's confirmed cases tops 500

The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus pandemic has shot up to 554 in South Africa.


Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize says the figure's increased by 152 since yesterday. 

"I indicate that 554 news cases have been recorded overnight and this is the results as of 23h00 last night."

Mkhize revealed the latest statistics at a media briefing in Pretoria on Tuesday morning, saying two COVID-19 patients are in ICU. 

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"We have five confirmed conversions where people have turned negative who tested positive in the original list. Most of our people are in 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 ICU in private hospitals. There are no deaths at this point."

KwaZulu-Natal recorded 20 more cases since Monday's announcement, taking the tally of confirmed cases in the province to 80. 

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