Second COVID-19 Death as Infections Rise to 1280

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South Africa now has 1280 confirmed cases of Covid-19 with infections rising by 93 from Saturday.

CAPE TOWN- Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced on Sunday that South Africa now has 1280 confirmed cases of Covid-19. The second Covid-19 related death was also reported.

Covid-19 infections have now risen by 93 from Saturday in the midst of the 21 day lockdown.

The second death resulting from the virus was that of a 74 year old male who had been in ICU and ventilation in a private hospital in KZN.

“He had travelled to Kruger National Park with his family and came back with flu like symptoms. He was confirmed to be Covid-19 positive on the 27th March 2020,” reported Mkhize.

Mkhize stated that the deceased’s family, 14 health workers, including 3 specialist doctors, who were in contact with him are now in quarantine and being monitored.

Kwazulu Natal, where the man died, currently has 167 infected. The Western Cape has 310 reported cases of COVID-19, with the first Khayelitsha case also being reported.