SA confirms 12 deaths due to the coronavirus
Yesterday, the South African Minister of Health, Zweli Mkhize, confirmed the country’s 12th death due to the coronavirus. According to the statemement the minister issued, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is 1686. This is an increase of 31 from the previously reported cases.
The twelfth victim to succumb to the widespread virus is a 57 year old male from the Western Cape province, who was admitted on the 5th of April 2020. He is said to have had co-morbidities that included diabetes and ischaemic heart disease.
The total number of COVID-19 tests conducted to date is 58 098.
According to the Department of Health, the breakdown of conformed deaths are as follows:
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