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SA records second Covid-19 related death

Published Mar 29, 2020


CAPE TOWN- A second Covid-19 related death has been confirmed by Minister of Health Dr Zwelini Mkhize on Sunday.

The patient was a 74-year-old male who had been in ICU and ventilation in a private hospital in Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal.

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He had travelled to Kruger National Park with his family and came back with flu like symptoms.

The deceased patient had melanoma which is an underlying skin cancer condition.

"He presented with the following symptoms: respiratory distress, shortness of breath, cardiac failure, decreased saturation and his temperature was above 38 degrees," said Mkhize.

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The deceased’s family, 14 health workers, including 3 specialist doctors, who were in contact with him are now in quarantine and being monitored.

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