As of Monday, the total number of COVID-19 cases in South Africa moved from 4546 reported on Sunday, to 4793 adding 247 new cases. Cases in South Africa are nearing 5, 000 cases.
The total number of test conducts in the country to date is 178 470, and in the past 24 hours, 9827 tests were done.
The provincial breakdown
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On Sunday, there were 4546, tests conducted was at 168 643 with 87death as illustrated in the image below.
We are expecting the arrival of the Cuban medical brigade yesterday as announced on Sunday.
‘We are pleased to announce that in the early hours of tomorrow, 27 April 2020, a delegation of 217 Cuban Medical Brigade will arrive in South Africa. This is in response to the Government of the Republic of South Africa’s request to the Government of Cuba to offer us assistance and medical personnel support comprising of infectious diseases specialists, to support South Africa in its efforts to deal with COVID-19.’
There are currently 90 deaths in South Africa. The cases were as follows:
• A 79-year-old male who presented with shortness of breath and chest pain. His comorbidities included diabetes, hypertension, chronic kidney disease and cardiac disease (WC)
• A 58-year-old male who presented with imminent cardiovascular arrest. He was a person living with HIV and had obesity. (WC)
• A 54-year-old male who presented with respiratory distress. He had underlying diabetes
A new update of the COVID-19 cases is expected later on Tuesday, 28 April 2020.
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