ACCOUNTABILITY AT THE HEART OF TRUST
Article by Khanyi Moshia
The Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize has released the latest statistics for Covid-19 cases. As of Saturday 11 April 2020, the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases has surpassed the 2000 mark, sitting at a heart drenching toll of 2028.
The Minister has also reported an additional death at the hands of the virus, taking the total number of deaths to 25 from the last official report. The deceased patient was confirmed to be a 61-year-old man from the Western Cape. The late patient was also confirmed to have had underlying conditions which included obesity, diabetes and hypertension.
The minister states that the province of KwaZulu-Natal has the highest death toll where more than 6 patients have died from the same medical institution.
“On the #COVID19 situation, the disease is new, so we act as we learn. As we speak now we have records of research. People who exhale air while wearing a mask that are infected reduce the spread of the infection”, Mkhize said.
The Department of Health sends its condolences to the family and friends of the deceased and continues to thank healthcare workers who took care of the patient while he was still in their care.