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SA Coronavirus Death Toll Jumps To 25 As Number Of Cases Reach 2028

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SA Coronavirus Death Toll Jumps To 25 As Number Of Cases Reach 2028

The number of coronavirus (Covid-19) deaths in South Africa have risen to 25, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize revealed on Saturday.

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He also added that the number of infections have also jumped to 2028. Health Minister Mkhize announced the development on his official account on microblogging site, Twitter.

In the post, Mkhize said:

As at today the total number of confirmed #COVID19 cases is 2028 and the total number of deaths is 25 (Additional death from yesterday: A 61 year old male)

The Health Minister’s social media post was also accompanied by a press statement from the Ministry of Health which Zim247 News publishes below in its entirety.

Media Release

11 April 2020

As at today, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is 2028. The total number of COVID-19 tests conducted to date is 75 053.

REPORTING OF NEW DEATH

It is with sadness that we report a new COVID-19 related death. This takes the total number of death to 25.
The deceased patient is a 61-year-old male from the Western Cape. His underlying medical conditions included diabetes, hypertension and obesity.

We convey our condolences to the family of the deceased and also appreciate the health workers that treated the deceased patient.

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