This is where SA's 10 latest Covid-19 deaths occurred
- A 57-year-old male presenting with fever and shortness of breath. He had underlying hypertension.
- A 61-year-old female who presented with flu like symptoms and low blood oxygen. She was hypertensive.
- A 58-year-old female who presented with fever and shortness of breath. She had poorly controlled hypertension.
- A 33-year-old female who presented with flu-like symptoms and low blood oxygen. Her case is concerning as she was subsequently diagnosed with acute myocarditis (inflammation of the heart). She had no previously diagnosed co-morbidities.
- An 89-year-old female who presented with shortness of breath
- An 82-year-old female who had underlying chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). She presented with acute renal failure and a concomitant urinary tract infection.
- An 80-year-old male who presented with fever and shortness of breath. He too had underling COPD.
- An 89-year-old female who had underlying conditions of hypertension, diabetes and cardiac disease.
- A 67-year-old female who had underlying conditions of asthma and arthritis.
- A 39-year-old female that presented with pneumonia. She was a person living with HIV with superadded tuberculosis and cryptococcal meningitis.
Mkhize also announced that 11 630 Covid-19 tests were done in the last 24 hours, the highest number of tests done in a 24-hour period since the start of the outbreak in the country.
"Additionally we have also recorded the highest COVID positive result yield from a 24 hour cycle of testing at 3%," Mkhize said.
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** If you think you have been exposed to the Covid-19 virus, please call the 24-hour hotline on 0800 029 999 or visit sacoronavirus.co.za