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First Two Covid-19 Deaths In South Africa

Zwele Mkhize

The first two deaths from the coronavirus, Covid-19 have been reported in South Africa by the Health Minister. The two patients were reported to have passed away at hospitals in the Western Cape.


The Minister of Health has announced that South Africa has seen the first two deaths from Covid-19.

In a media release this morning the Minister confirmed the worrying news that two people had died - one at a private hospital, one at a public hospital, both in the Western Cape.

Premier of the Western Cape Alan Winde, confirmed the death this morning. He explained that one of the two people who had passed away had been tested and confirmed to have Covid-19. The other patient presented at hospital with severe respiratory symptoms so it is strongly believed that they also have the infection. 

Alan Winde, premier of the Western Cape, has confirmed that the first two deaths were of women aged 28 and 48. The older woman had been in ICU for number of days while the younger woman arrived at hospital yesterday with sever symptoms. 

SA currently has over 900 confirmed infections.


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