3 more Covid-19 deaths brings SA total to 90

Published Apr 27, 2020


CAPE TOWN- South Africa has recorded three more Covid-19 deaths, bringing the total to 90. Infections in the country have increased to 4793, an increase of 247.

Health minister Zweli Mkhize announced on Sunday that two of the latest victims are from the Western Cape and one from KwaZulu Natal.

From the Western Cape the victims include a 79-year-old male who presented with shortness of breath and chest pain. His co-morbidities included diabetes, hypertension, chronic kidney disease and cardiac disease. While a 58-year-old male was presented with imminent cardiovascular arrest. He was a person living with HIV and had obesity.

From KwaZulu-Natal, the third death was a 54-year-old male presented with respiratory distress. He had underlying diabetes.

The total number of tests conducted to date is 178 470, of which 9 827 were done in the last 24 hours.


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