Breakdown of 10 Latest Covid-19 Deaths

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South Africa has hit the over 100 mark today in the number of deaths recorded due to Covid-19 as well as seeing South Africa’s confirmed cases tip over 5000.

The Minister of Health, Zweli Mkhize, has announced that the number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in South Africa has increased. As of 29 April 2020, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa is 5350 and a further 10 deaths has been reported today which brings the death toll to 103.

A breakdown of the latest ten deaths according to provinces are as follows:

Gauteng

Covid-19 deaths recorded today: 3

Total Covid-19 Deaths: 11

  • An 89 year old female who represented with shortness of breath
  • An 82 year old female who has underlying chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). She presented with acute renal failure and a concomitant urinary tract infection.
  • An 80 year old male who represented with fever and shortness of breath. He too had underlying COPD.

Western Cape

Covid-19 deaths recorded today: 4

Total Covid-19 Deaths: 42

  • A 57 year old male presenting with fever and shortness of breath. He had underlying hypertension.
  • A 61 year old female who presented with flu-like symptoms and low blood oxygen. She was hypertensive.
  • A 58 year old female who presented with fever and shortness of breath. She had poorly controlled hypertension.
  • A 33 year old female who presented with flu-like symptoms and low blood oxygen. Her case is concerning as she was subsequently diagnosed with acute myocarditis which is the inflammation of the heart. She had no previously diagnosed co-morbidities.

Kwazulu-Natal

Covid-19 deaths recorded today: 2

Total Covid-19 Deaths: 32

  • An 89 year old female who had underlying conditions of hypertension, diabetes and cardiac disease.
  • A 67 year old female who had underlying conditions of asthma and arthritis

Eastern Cape

Covid-19 deaths recorded today: 1

Total Covid-19 Deaths: 11

  • A 39 year old female that presented with pneumonia. She was a person living with HIV with superadded tuberculosis and cryptococcal meningitis.

One of the deceased patients from the Western Cape was a registered nurse who worked for the Department of Health. This was a community transmission and did not occur within a health facility.

 


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