It has been widely reported that the number of COVID-19 cases has increased to 24 in South Africa. There were initially 17 cases according to an earlier statement by the Department of Health, however there were some positive news coming out of the Department when Dr Zweli Mkhize tweeted that one case initially thought positive for Covid-19 has turned out to be negative. Below is Mkhize’s tweet.
#ZweliMkhize: There were 17 confirmed cases of the virus we reported this morning. But we have subsequently found that the Free State case which initially tested positive earlier, we have subsequently found is negative. #IMTTCoronaVirusBriefing