Coronavirus cases at 4,793, death toll at 90, including HIV-positive man


The coronavirus infections sprung to 4,793 on Monday. This was an increase of 247 confirmed infections in the last 24 hours.

The health ministry said an additional three fatalities had been reported. Two of them were recorded in the Western Cape, while one was recorded in KwaZulu-Natal.

This brought the total number of deaths linked to the virus to 90.

Giving further details on the victims, the health ministry said the first was a 79-year-old man from the Western Cape.

"[He] presented with shortness of breath and chest pain. His co-morbidities included diabetes, hypertension, chronic kidney disease and cardiac disease," the ministry said.

The second fatality was that of a 58-year-old man, also from the Western Cape.

"[He] presented with imminent cardiovascular arrest. He was a person living with HIV and had obesity."

The third victim was a 54-year-old male who presented with respiratory distress.

"He had underlying diabetes," the department said.

The provincial breakdown is as follows:

Gauteng – 1353
Western Cape – 1737
KwaZulu-Natal – 902
Eastern Cape – 588
Free State – 111
Limpopo – 31
North West – 28
Mpumalanga – 26
Northern Cape – 17

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