Two more KZN COVID-19 patients in the clear

Two more KZN COVID-19 patients in the clear

Health officials say two more more people in KZN who had contracted COVID-19 are now back home - bringing to four the number of people who've recovered.

MEC Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu coronavirus
Nushera Soodyal

MEC Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu says they were all part of the group of ten that travelled to Italy.

In that group was a 38-year-old man from Hilton known as 'Patient Zero' - who was the first person in the country to test positive for the coronavirus.

His wife was also infected. The two were discharged from hospital last week. The MEC says they are free of the virus.

At a briefing in Umhlanga this morning - Simelani-Zulu said two other people who were in quarantine at a Durban hospital are now also home.

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"Of the patients that we have at Addington Hospital, two of them and a couple were released on Saturday. They have tested twice and on both occasion have tested negative. They have gone back home. The wife of patient zero has also gone back home."

One of the patients who's been released is a 79-year-old man who had travelled to Italy and Greece. 

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