SA records 7 more deaths while cases climb to 2,506

A total of 34 people have died from the novel coronavirus as the positive cases climb to 2,506.

Six of the seven deaths occurred in Kwa-Zulu Natal, with one in Gauteng. On Tuesday, positive COVID-19 cases stood at 2,415.

Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize released the figures on Wednesday.

The Eastern Cape’s cases have surged to 199 from 174 on Tuesday, an increase of 25.

The total number of tests conducted to date is 90 515.


The provincial breakdown is as follows:

 

GAUTENG 930
WESTERN CAPE 657
KWAZULU – NATAL 519
EASTERN CAPE 199
FREE STATE 97
LIMPOPO 25
NORTH WEST 23
MPUMALANGA 22
NORTHERN CAPE 16
UNALLOCATED 18

 

The breakdown of the seven deaths:

PROVINCE SEX AGE D A T E O F
DEATH
COMMOBIDIRTIES
KZN FEMALE 71 10/04/20 D I A B E T E S ,
HYPERTENSION,
RENAL FAILURE
KZN MALE 79 10/04/20 UNKNOWN
KZN FEMALE 86 09/04/20 HYPERTENSION
KZN MALE 91 12/04/20 DIABETES
KZN FEMALE 73 13/04/20 D I A B E T E S ,
HYPERTENSION
KZN FEMALE 79 13/04/20 UNKNOWN
GAUTENG MALE 50 13/04/20 CHRONIC ASTHMA

 

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