- The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in South Africa has climbed to 402
- This comes with a steep 128 spike from the results released on Sunday
- Minister Zweli Mkhize confirmed that the government would update the nation later this evening
Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has announced a steep climb in the number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus.
In a statement released by the Department of Health, Mkhzie confirmed that a considerable increase in verified cases was noted:
"Fellow South Africans, as of today, South Africa now has 402 confirmed cases of Covid-19. This means there has been an increase of 128 from yesterday's announcement."
In addition to the new cases, the Northern Cape has reported its first confirmed case of the virus.
Mkhize touched on the address expected to take place on Monday evening by President Cyril Ramaphosa:
"As has been announced, His Excellency, President Ramaphosa will address the nation on measures to be undertaken to mitigate the impact of Covid-19. We will thereafter engage the public to give further details and explanations on the results including the significant rise, the ongoing testing processes, each province's progress on contact tracing efforts."
Briefly.co.za reported that President Cyril Ramaphosa has been engaged in consultations ahead of his address with politicians and business leaders.
With the pressure on the ensure the country manages to handle the national disaster with the least possible impact on the nation, Ramaphosa has been ensuring his response is not rushed.
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