Tebogo Msimanga |
On Friday 5 March 2020 the first patient with COVID-19 was identified and admitted to Grey’s Hospital, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal.
Over the last 24 hours, ninenty six people died of Coronavirus in South Africa after bringing the total deaths to 50 462. Gauteng recorded 27 deaths, KwaZulu-Natal 17, Eastern Cape 5, Free State 25, Western Cape 18, Limpopo 23, Mpumalanga 2 and Northern Cape 1.
The recovery rate now stands at 1 436 010 which translates to a 94.6% recovery rate.
The health department said the number of health workers vaccinated under the Sisonke protocol is 92 029 as of 6: 30 on 4 March 2021.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Health, Dr Zwelini Mkhize, joined by the Premier of KZN Sihle Zikalala and the MEC of Health, Ms Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu, will commemorate a year of COVID 19 in South Africa and reflect on the tumultuous journey since the identification of the first case.
After the commemoration, they will proceed to Edendale Hospital to oversee progress in the vaccination campaign in the facility.