Wednesday, March 18, 2020

South Africa's confirmed COVID-19 cases soar to 116

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in South Africa has soared to a 116. There are now 31 new cases from Tuesday night's announcement.

Six of the new cases are local transmissions.

"As part of tracking and tracing, we have collated background information on how these patients were infected," said Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize.

"We will provide information to the public, so as to give a sense of how these local transmissions occur. We will however not disclose full details as this information is subject to patient confidentiality which we are bound by."