As of today (7 April 2020), the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 1749. This is an increase of 63 from the previously reported cases.
The latest death is a man who died at Parklands Hospital. He had prostate cancer. This is the 13th death in the country.
Health Minister Mkhize says there are concerns about the situation in the St. Augustine Hospital in Durban. 66 people have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus over the past few days. 48 of these people are hospital staff.
The provincial department is in contact with the hospital with the aim of closing parts of the hospital.
The hospital will also be disinfected. The matter is receiving serious attention the Minister says.
The Health Minister says It is also important to track down the people with whom the contaminants have been in contact with.
Mkhize further explained in his tweet that a person’s body must first fight the COVID-19 virus before other symptoms can be treated. The body must be strong enough to fight the infection. An antibiotic fights against the bacteria in the body. The body first fights on its own.
There is currently no treatment for the coronavirus. The body does not know how to fight the virus because it has not yet built up immunity to the virus.