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WATCH LIVE: Zweli Mkhize updates SA on number of confirmed coronavirus cases

20 March, 11:38 AM

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize is expected to update the media on the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in South Africa from Bloemfontein on Friday.

On Thursday, when the total number of cases rose to 150, Mkhize said the department has started seeing recoveries of Covid-19 patients.

In a statement, he said they were in the process of conducting further confirmation tests and medical examinations.

"We will formally inform the public on the number of recoveries. At this stage, most of the patients are recovering well," he said.

On Friday morning, Mkhize visited Brandwag Primary School in Bloemfontein to meet the principal, staff and parents.

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