The highly infectious Covid-19 has claimed the first two lives in SA. SA Records first 2 COVID-19 deaths, cases surpass 1,000 mark.
This was confirmed by health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize on Friday morning, who said both patients were from the Western Cape.SA Records first 2 COVID-19 deaths, cases surpass 1,000 mark.
“This morning, we wake South Africans up with sad news that we now have our first deaths resulting from COVID-19.
“These two deaths occurred in the Western Cape. One at a Private Hospital and the other at a Public Hospital.
We will give more details later on, when we announce the latest confirmed COVID-19 cases, which have increased from yesterday’s number and have tipped the 1000 mark,” he said in a media statement.
Source : Sowetan