The Department of Health received the test results of the 28-year-old woman who died on Friday morning.
She tested negative for the virus. Her family members also tested negative for the virus.
The 48-year-old woman from Durbanville in Cape Town has so far been the only South African to have died from the virus.
This comes after it was earlier reported that a 28-year-old woman was the second person in South Africa killed by Covid-19 in the country. The Health Minister corrected the statement late Friday night.
See full statistics below of Covid-19 in the Country:
Today, South Africa has 1170 confirmed cases. This is an increase of 243 new cases from yesterday’s announcement.
The total number of tests conducted to date is 28 537.
To give a synopsis of what is currently occurring in the country in relation to confirmed COVID-19 patients:Health Minister Mkhize
– Total number of patients in hospitals (both public and private) : 55
– Total number of patients in ICU : 4
– Total number of patients in ventilation : 3
– Total number of recoveries : 31
– Contacts of the patients that have been identified : 4407
– Contacts of the patients that have been traced : 3465
Health Minister Mkhize revealed that they are aware that there is a significant backlog especially from some private laboratories due to pressure caused by the increasing workload.