- The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in South Africa has now hit triple digits
- The Department of Health reported a total of 116 cases of Covid-19 virus infection
- South Africans have flooded social media with their views on the update
PAY ATTENTION: Click “See First” under the “Following” tab to see Briefly.co.za News on your News Feed!
There has been a spike in confirmed coronavirus cases despite an earlier announcement on Wednesday morning of a much lower number.
In a new statement, the Department of Health noted 116 cases within the country:
"We wish to inform all South Africans that, as of this morning, South Africa now has 116 confirmed cases of Covid-19. This means that there has been an increase of 31 new cases from yesterday's announcement."
READ ALSO: Moozlie and church choir sing DJ Zinhle’s Umlilo during worship
The news of 116 coronavirus cases in Mzansi spread like wildfire and South Africans flooded social media with their views.
Some made jokes while others expressed their legitimate fears over the rising number of cases of the deadly virus in Mzansi.
Thabo Kekana commented:
"Living in South Africa should be finally declared an extreme sport!"
Jongi Bidla said:
"Our government acted late and even now they are still delaying."
Ndumiso Mkhize added:
"I know, watch this space, South Africa will overtake Egypt, we're the best country in Africa."
Prosper Ketani wrote:
"The virus is always one step ahead of our lazy confused government."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported Julius Malema has issued a warning to the private healthcare sector over the coronavirus.
The EFF leader says hospitals must co-operate or face being 'nationalised' during the outbreak. This comes after opposition parties met with President Cyril Ramaphosa over the crisis.
Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!