WATCH: Mkhize visits KZN hospitals

Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize briefs media

DURBAN - Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize is visiting KwaZulu-Natal to check on COVID-19 facilities.

The province has recorded 87,798 COVID-19 cases, 51,187 recoveries and 1,038 deaths.

Mkhize is on a two-day visit to the province to inspect the state of readiness for the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 in SA: Mkhize warns of second surge 

South Africa has the world's fifth-highest number of infections, with cases passing 500,000 over the weekend, despite a strict lockdown since late March.

The minister said on Wednesday that declining numbers of infections are a positive indication, but South Africans should not lose vigilance.

- Coronavirus Hotline Number: 0800 029 999 from 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Help protect your loved ones by sharing this official South African government COVID-19 service with your family, friends and community.

Send HI to 0600 123 456 on WhatsApp.

The NICD has another Clinician Hotline to improve #COVID19 communication and support for healthcare providers. The Clinician Hotline is 0800 11 1131, operating 24 hrs. The Public Hotline is 0800 029 999 also operating 24hrs.