COVID-19 death toll rises to 90 in SA

COVID-19 death toll rises to 90 in SA

Three more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported in the country, taking the death toll up 90. 

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A 54-year-old man lost his life in KZN, after suffering from respiratory distress. 

The Health Minister says he also had diabetes. Zweli Mkhize says the other two patients who died in the Western Cape had underlying health problems. 

One of them, a 79-year-old man had suffered from chronic kidney and cardiac diseases. 

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The other was a 58-year-old HIV positive man. The total number of cases in the country has risen to 4 793. 

 It's an increase of over 240 infections in the past 48-hours. 

More than 178 000 coronavirus tests have been done nationally,  9 800 of them were conducted in the past 24-hours.

 KwaZulu Natal has 39 more cases, bringing the figure up to 903. 

Thirty deaths have been confirmed in the province. 

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