THERE is a second corona virus death in South Africa.

Health Minister has announced that a 74 year-old man has died from the virus that has brought the entire world by storm.

The  number of  cases  has increased by 93 to 1280. 

Mkhize's statement read as follows :


"It is with sadness that we announce the second death of a patient who had tested positive for COVID-19. The 74 year old male had been in ICU and ventilation in a private hospital in Ladysmith. He had travelled to Kruger National Park with his family and came back with flu like symptoms. He was confirmed to be COVID-19 positive on the 27th March 2020.

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 deceased’s family, 14 health workers, including 3 specialist doctors, who were in contact with him are now in quarantine and being monitored.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."