A woman wearing a disposable white beard mask, to protect against coronavirus, stands outside the entrance of a shopping supermarket in Soweto, South Africa, Thursday, March 26, 2020. In just hours South Africa goes into a nationwide lockdown for 21-days in an effort to mitigate the spread to the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Covid-19 infections now 1280, 2nd death reported

CAPE TOWN- South Africa now has 1280 confirmed Covid-19 cases, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced on Sunday. Infections increased by 93 from Saturday.

The second Covid-19 related death was also reported.

“The 74 year old male had been in ICU and ventilation in a private hospital in Ladysmith. He had travelled to Kruger National Park with his family and came back with flu like symptoms. He was confirmed to be COVID-19 positive on the 27th March 2020,” said Mkhize.

The provincial breakdown is as follows:

GAUTENG 584
WESTERN CAPE 310
KWAZULU – NATAL 167
FREE STATE 72
NORTH WEST 6
MPUMALANGA 11
LIMPOPO 12
EASTERN CAPE 12
NORTHERN CAPE 6
UNALLOCATED 100

 

 

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