South Africa has for the first time reported a fatality case for the novel Coronavirus since the outbreak on 5 March 2020.
The first case according to the health department was a 38-year-old male patient who travelled to Italy with his wife. The individual arrived back in South Africa on March 1, 2020.
The country country stands at close to a thousand cases and 2 death cases as of 27 March 2020.
Minister of Health Dr. Zweli Mkhize says the two death cases occurred in Private Hospital and the other at a Public Hospital.
“This morning, we wake South Africans up with sad news that we now have our first deaths resulting from Covid-19.
“These two deaths occurred in the Western Cape. One at a private hospital and the other at a public hospital,” Mkhize said in a statement.
Mkhize also announced that the country has surpassed the 1000 mark for the Covid-19 cases.
“We will give more details later on, when we announce the latest confirmed Covid-19 cases,” Zwei Mkhize announced