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2020-03-29 11:00:00 PM

South Africa has confirmed a second death from the coronavirus, with the number of infections rising to 1 280. via SABCNewsOnline

South Africa has confirmed a second death from the coronavirus, with the number of infections rising to 1 280. The deceased is a 74-year-old man, who had been in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and ventilation at a private hospital in Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal.

Image: ReutersThe family of the deceased and 14 health workers, who had all come into contact with the patient, have been placed under quarantine.South Africa has confirmed a second death from the coronavirus, with the number of infections rising to 1 280. This is an increase of 93 cases.

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The deceased is a 74-year-old man, who had been in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) andat a private hospital in Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal. He had flu symptoms after he had travelled to Kruger National Park with his family.He was confirmed to have contracted COVID-19 on Friday.

Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said in a statement that the deceased had a skin cancer condition.“It has been reported to us that the deceased patient had an underlying skin cancer condition (melanoma), which had already complicated. He presented with the following symptoms: respiratory distress, shortness of breath, cardiac failure, decreased saturation and his temperature was above 38 degrees.”

The family of the deceased, 14 health workers including three specialist doctors, who had all come into contact with the patient, have been placed under quarantine.Mkhize has passed his condolences to the bereaved family.“We express our condolences to the family and we thank the doctors and health workers who looked after the deceased patient until his time of passing.”

Gauteng is still leading with the number of COVID-19 cases in the country with 584 cases, followed by the Western Cape with 310 cases. Northern Cape has the least number of infections with six cases.100 people who tested positive for COVID-19 have not been located.

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Bullshit fake news.. over 10 000 cases already in SA .. government not giving the right numbers.. hahahhahahaha 😐Ladysmith 💔 I feel terrible for the people in townships and locations who have no access to transport, clean water and health care. Government really needs to do more 😔 When was this man at the Kruger park?

Eish 😭. preta_sereia Only two? This is not as deadly as they described it... I thought it kills you instantly Maybe they will start taking this aerious💯 and the people bowed and prayed to a NEON GOD they made .......... OMG have mercy its bad 😞 seems like every hour there is new case hai mzansi😞😞😞 GOD have mercy on us

God pls help us we are your children OMG Jesus Christ 😷 FlattenTheCurveTogether 👇

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