COVID-19 as at 5 April 2020: 1655 cases and 11 deaths

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COVID-19 as at 5 April 2020: 1655 cases and 11 deaths
COVID-19 as at 5 April 2020: 1655 cases and 11 deaths

There are 1655 cases of COVID-19 in the country as at 5 April 2020. This is an increase of 70 cases since 4 April 2020. There are now 11 COVID-19 deaths.

“It is with sadness that we report yet another two deaths related to COVID-19. This takes the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in South Africa to 11. The first deceased patient is an 82-year-old female who was admitted to ICU on 29 March 2020. She had presented with fever, short breath, body pains, dry cough and sore throat. She also had hypertension, diabetes and cholesterol.

The second deceased patient is an 86 year old male admitted to hospital on 26 March 2020, with a diagnosis of pneumonia and respiratory distress. He had an underlying condition of chronic obstructive airway disease (COAD).

We convey our condolences to the family of the deceased and thank the health workers who were treating these deceased patients” – Dr Zweli Mkhize.

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