Minister Zweli Mkhize confirmed a second COVID-19 death and a total of 1280 cases, which is an increase of 93 new cases as of 29 March.
“It is with sadness that we announce the second death of a patient who had tested positive for COVID-19,” the Department of Health said in a statement.
The 74-year-old man was in an ICU and ventilation in a private hospital and Ladysmith. He tested positive for COVID-19 on the 27 March.
“It has been reported to us that the deceased patient had an underlying skin cancer condition (melanoma), which had already complicated. ”
The patient show symptoms such as “respiratory distress, shortness of breath, cardiac failure, decreased saturation, and his temperature was above 38 degrees.”
“The deceased’s family, 14 health workers, including 3 specialist doctors, who were in contact with him are now in quarantine and being monitored.”
Here’s a provincial breakdown
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The Stats jumped from 1, 187