South Africa's COVID-19 fatalities rises to 7

South Africa's COVID-19 fatalities rises to 7

It's been confirmed there have been two more coronavirus deaths in KwaZulu-Natal - bringing the total number of fatalities in South Africa to seven.

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Health Minister Zweli Mkhize is currently giving a briefing in Cape Town.

He says number of confirmed infections in South Africa has risen to 1505.

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Health authorities in KZN say a trauma unit of a private hospital in Durban has been shut down for mass testing - after 11 healthcare workers there tested positive for the new coronavirus.

Newswatch understands the facility is St Augustine's Hospital on the Berea.

A teacher from Umlazi and another 84-year-old patient who've recently died as a result of COVID-19 had been admitted to the hospital.

Speaking at a briefing in Durban on Friday afternoon, Premier Sihle Zikalala - who declined to name the hospital - said they were looking at possibly shutting down the entire hospital.

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