Zweli Mkhize, South African Minister of Health, centre, with his cabinet colleagues during a media conference for the handing over of the emergency medical equipment for COVID-19 by China, at OR Tambo Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday, April 14, 2020. The virus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

7 more Covid-19 deaths in SA, 2506 cases

CAPE TOWN- The Department of Health have recorded 7 more Covid-19 related deaths, bringing the total to 34, while infections are at 2506, an increase of 91.

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize made the announcement at a joint media briefing at the Multichoice headquarters with chairmen of Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates and Deputy Minister of Sports Arts and Culture Nocawe Mafu.

Earlier on Wednesday personal protective equipment was donated by South Africa’s largest football teams, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates. The consignment of goods included, gloves, masks, goggles and shoe protectors.

Mkhize noted that the deaths were recorded over a number of days.

  • 9 April– KZN a 89-year-old female with hypertension
  • 10 April– KZN a 71-year-old female with diabetes, hypertension and renal failure
  • 10 April– KZN a 79-year-old male
  • 12 April– KZN a 91-year-old male with diabetes
  • 13 April– GAUTENG a 50-year old male with chronic asthma
  • 13 April– KZN a 73-year-old female with diabetes and hypertension
  • 13 April- KZN a 79-year-old female

 

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