Coronavirus: SA records 4 793 COVID-19 Cases, 90 Deaths

Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize,
Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize,. Image source: GCIS

As of today, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 4, 793.

The total number of tests conducted to date is 178 470, of which 9 827 were done in the last 24 hours.

The provincial breakdown is as follows:

Reported Deaths

“We regret to report a further three deaths: two from the Western Cape and one from KZN,” said Dr Zweli Mkhize, Health Minister.

“This brings the total cumulative COVID-19 related deaths to 90.”

The cases were:

      • A 79-yr-old-male who presented with shortness of breath&chest pain. His co-morbidi- ties included diabetes, hypertension, chronic kidney disease&cardiac disease (WC).
      • A 58-yr-old male who was presented with imminent cardiovascular arrest. He was a person living with HIV&had obesity. (WC)
      • A 54-year-old male who was presented with respiratory distress. He had underlying diabetes

“We wish to convey our condolences to the families of the deceased and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased patients,” said Mkhize.

Engagement with Clinicians and Experts

“This evening we were privileged to participate in a virtual ‘grand ward round’ with over 400 participants including provincial MEC’s, HOD’s, clinicians, epidemiological and infectious diseases experts,” said Mkhize.

“We discussed some interesting cases and unusual presentations. It was a fascinating session that has certainly contributed immensely to the body of work that ensures increased medical precision.”

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