- One of the South Africans infected with the coronavirus is laying in hospital in a critical condition
- The man is also suffering from renal failure and fighting for his life
- The 57-year-old man is based in Gauteng
Health MEC Bandile Masuku has confirmed that one of the South Africans infected with the coronavirus is currently fighting for his life in hospital.
The patient based in Gauteng is a 57-year-old man and is currently battling renal failure.
Masuku stated that this other condition could explain why his health is in a more critical condition.
News24 reported that the elderly man suffers from comorbidity - when a patient suffers additional conditions others than the primary condition.
Masuku said, "Those are two factors that usually give us a severe pattern of the disease that we have seen."
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize made an earlier announcement that six more South Africans were infected with the Covid-19 strain, bringing the total number to 13.
Briefly.co.za earlier reported that all six cases were people who travelled out of the country.
South Africans took to social media to air their views and many questioned the government's stance on the matter.
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