South Africa: Govt Confirms 2 Deaths From COVID-19

27 March 2020

Cape Town — The Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize confirmed that two people died of COVID-19.

"This morning we wake South Africans up with sad news that we now have our first deaths resulting from COVID-19," Mkhize said.

One at a private hospital and another at a public hospital in the Western Cape.

"We will give more details later on, when we announced the latest confirmed COVID-19 cases, which have increased from yesterday's number and have tipped the 1 000 mark," Mkhize said.

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