Covid-19: 1655 cases and two additional deaths confirmed

The total number of Covid-19 tests conducted to date is 56 873, an increase of 2 936 from those reported yesterday

The Department of Health announced that as of yesterday, 5 April the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases is 1655.

This is an increase of 70 from the previously reported cases.

The provincial breakdown is as follows:

Another two deaths related to Covid-19 is confirmed. This takes the total number of Covid-19 related deaths in South Africa to 11.The total number of Covid-19 tests conducted to date is 56 873, an increase of 2 936 from those reported yesterday.

The first deceased patient is an 82-year-old female who was admitted to ICU on 29 March.

She presented with fever, shortness of breath, body pains, dry cough and sore throat.

She also had comorbidities that included  hypertension, diabetes and cholesterol.

The second deceased patient is an 86-year-old male who was admitted to hospital on 26 March with a diagnosis of bronchopneumonia and respiratory distress. He had an underlying condition of chronic obstructive airway disease (COAD).

The Ministry of Health convey their condolences to the family of the deceased and thank the health workers who were treating these deceased patients.