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SA Covid-19 death toll now at 11

A patient from France who is seriously ill with the coronavirus is transported from an ambulance plane after landing at Dresden International Airport in Dresden, Germany, Saturday, April 4, 2020. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.(Robert Michael/dpa via AP)

A patient from France who is seriously ill with the coronavirus is transported from an ambulance plane after landing at Dresden International Airport in Dresden, Germany, Saturday, April 4, 2020. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.(Robert Michael/dpa via AP)

Published Apr 6, 2020

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CAPE TOWN - South Africa's Coronavirus death toll has increased to 11, Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize announced late on Sunday.

The total number of infections has also risen to 1655 -

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This is an increase of 70 from the previously reported cases.

"It is with sadness that we report yet another two deaths related to COVID-19. This takes the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in South Africa to 11. The first deceased patient is an 82 year old female who was admitted to ICU on the 29

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March 2020. She had presented with fever, short breath, body pains, dry cough and sore throat. She also had comorbidities that included hypertension, diabetes and cholesterol," said Mkhize.

"The second deceased patient is an 86 year old male admitted to hospital on the 26

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March 2020, with a diagnosis of bronchopneumonia and respiratory distress. He had an underlying condition of chronic obstructive airway disease (COAD)," he said.

This is the provincial breakdown ;

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WESTERN CAPE

FEMALE

48

2

FREE STATE

MALE

85

3

GAUTENG

MALE

79

4

KWAZULU-NATAL

FEMALE

46

5

KWAZULU-NATAL

MALE

74

6

KWAZULU-NATAL

FEMALE

63

7

KWAZULU-NATAL

FEMALE

81

8

KWAZULU-NATAL

FEMALE

80

9

KWAZULU-NATAL

MALE

80

10

WESTERN CAPE

FEMALE

82

11

KWAZULU-NATAL

MALE

86

CORONAVIRUS MONITOR

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