Coronavirus claims two more lives

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


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