It has been confirmed by the Health Minister Dr. Zweli Mkhize on Saturday, 28 March that the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in South Africa have gone up by 17 new cases, resulting in a total of 1, 187 cases.
However, there may be an error in the current results – of a massive new update may be released tomorrow, as many reports suggest that Western Cape has 271 confirmed cases, whereas, the Western Cape Office of the Premier issued a statement which confirms 298 COVID-19 cases in the province.
Mkhize said: “We must outrightly state that these numbers do not indicate a reduction in the number of infections. It is merely a reflection of positive results that were received, verified and ready for today’s reporting,”
Minister of Health also motioned that a Free State doctor contacted the coronavirus and the 70-year-old is currently in intensive care.
12 Doctors tested positive for COVID-19 in South Africa, and emphasized that “none of these health workers were infected by patients that they were treating,”
“They came into contact with their family members, friends and other colleagues who had tested positive for Covid-19,” Mkhize added.
1 medical doctor in Limpopo and Mpumalanga tested positive for COVID-19. 3 Doctors, one nurse, and one neurophysicist tested positive in Free State. 6 doctors in Gauteng Province have been affected by coronavirus as of 28 March 2020.
“Gauteng, the Western Cape, and KwaZulu-Natal had the most infections at 533, 271 and 156 respectively.” – However a new update confirms298 cases in Western Cape.