Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has on Friday announced that two more people have died due to coronavirus pandemic, bringing the coronavirus in the country to seven.
Mkhize was briefing the nation at Khayelitsha Hospital in the Western Cape, Talk Radio 702 reported on Friday.
Health Minister confirmed in a statement on Friday the number of patients who have tested positive now stands at 1,505 across the country.
“As at today, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases stands at 1505. This is an increase of 43 new cases since Thursday,” said Mkhize.
An 80- year- old man who did not have travel history died on April 1 after we admitted him to hospital.
Another 81- year- old woman who also did not have travel history died at the hospital on April 2.
Therefore, said Mkhize, this brings the current total confirmed COVID-19 related deaths to 7 [with 2 pending reports].
“We are very grateful our current reality is that the vast majority of patients are mild presentations that we can manage out of hospital,” added Mkhize.
NEW UPDATE: Two more deaths have been newly verified bringing the total to 9