Two more COVID-19 deaths recorded in SA

Two more COVID-19 deaths recorded in SA

Two more coronavirus-related deaths have been recorded in South Africa bringing the death toll up to 27. 

Health minister Zweli Mkhize generic

Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize also confirmed the number of cases has increased to 2 272. 

He says 22 of the 99 new infections are here, in KwaZulu-Natal.

Public tests for COVID-19 are continuing. Already, 83 663  of them have been conducted. 

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The Minister says two men were the latest victims to succumb to the virus. 

"One from the Western Cape, a 68-year-old male who came in acute respiratory distress and hypoxia with underlying concomitant diseases of diabetes, hypertension and chrome renal disease." 

"The one in Gauteng is the one raising a bit of concern for me. The 57-year-old male who was admitted in acute respiratory distress and was then take to ICU. His chest x-rays showed some changes which were suggestive of COVID-19, and he was confirmed to be positive. "

The Health Minister spoke at a meeting in Durban last night where he was joined by industry experts. 

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