Coronavirus claims two lives in South Africa
Written by Lethiwe Mdluli on 27 March, 2020
Two people have died due to the coronavirus in the country.
The department of health says the country has also tipped the 1000 mark as SA currently has 927 confirmed cases so far.
Meanwhile the United States now has the highest confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide, overtaking China and Italy.
According to the latest figures collated by Johns Hopkins University, America has recorded more than 82 000 cases, with about 1200 deaths.
Responding to the latest figures president, Donald Trump, described it as a tribute to the amount of testing they are doing.
Coronavirus tests are now available in all 50 states and more than 552 000 tests have been conducted.
Here is president Cyril Ramaphosa addressing the SANDF about the 21 day lockdown.
By: Bright Ntuli