As at today, 29 April 2020, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 5,350, this is an increase of 345 cases from yesterday and is the highest number of cases in a 24 hour cycle.
The increase is 73% relative to the day before. The Department of Health also recorded the highest number of tests done in a 24 hour cycle today. The total number of tests conducted to date is 197 127, of which 11 630 were done in the last 24 hours.
Unfortunately, the DoH reported a further 10 deaths today from Gauteng (3) Western Cape (4), KwaZulu Natal (2) and Eastern Cape (1). This bring the total number of reported Covid-19 deaths to 103.
- An 89 year old female who presented with shortness of breath.
- An 82 year old female who had underlying chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. She presented with acute renal failure and a concomitant urinary tract infection.
- An 80 year old male who presented with fever and shortness of breath. He too had underlying COPD.
- 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 flu like symptoms and low blood oxygen. Her case is concerning as she was subsequently diagnosed with acute myocarditis (inflammation of the heart). She had no previously diagnosed co-morbidities.
- An 89 year old female who had hypertension, diabetes and cardiac disease
- A 67 year old female who had underlying conditions of ashtma and arthritis
- A 39 year old female that presented with pneumonia. She was a person living with HIV with superadded TB and cryptococcal meningitis
One of the deceased patients from the Western Cape was a registered nurse working for the Department of health.
We convey our condolences to the families of the deceased and appreciate the health workers who treated the patients.