Some 328 health workers have contracted the COVID-19. This is according to the COVID-19 Health Presentation by the Department of Health.
The presentation reveals that 133 health workers contracted the virus in public facilities and 195 in private facilities. The largest number of health workers comes from KwaZulu-Natal with 136 and the Western Cape has the least with two.
Briefing the media on Tuesday night, Health Minister Dr. Zweli Mkhize said one retired doctor died of coronavirus in the Free State.
“Our biggest ammunition on fighting COVID-19 is a technical professional training among our health workers in the frontline. It is important for the health workers to be well trained, it is important for the health workers to be well protected. In this case, we have noticed that the protective gear tends to be a moving target, one time we have enough, one time there is a shortage, particularly that the whole world is looking for this protective gear. There is adequate stock to share among the various institutions.”
Full COVID-19 presentation below: