Nelson Mandela Bay Covid-19 patient in ICU

A Bay nurse with Covid-19 has been admitted to ICU
A Bay nurse with Covid-19 has been admitted to ICU
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Livingstone Hospital has admitted its first Covid-19 patient into the hospital's Intensive Care Unit.

This was confirmed by Eastern Cape health MEC Sindiswa Gomba.

Gomba said the Coronavirus facility in the Eastern Cape admitted a retired nurse, who was currently in ICU.

She is from Zwide.

Another nurse from Uitenhage, who works at Dora Nginza Hospital, has also tested positive for Covid-19.

She attended a funeral of a retired employee about two weeks ago, which was also attended by international visitors.

She is currently self isolating, according to Gomba.

Gomba said all staff who may have come into contact with the nurse would also be tested.

Gomba stressed that people should adhere to the rules of the lockdown and maintain social distancing.  

Note: This article has been amended from an earlier one which quoted a draft statement purportedly written by provincial health spokesperson Sizwe Kupelo. Kupelo has not confirmed the statement.

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