NEWS: Staff and patients at the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital in Phoenix, north of Durban have expressed fear and concern after four patients and two nurses test positive for the Covid-19 virus.
This has resulted in over 30 medical staff being screened and their results still pending. Hospital management have told Newsbreak that a patient came to the facility last week, failing to reveal any symptoms of the virus. Meanwhile, Democratic Alliance KwaZulu-Natal Health spokesperson – Dr Rishigen Viranna explains the seriousness of the situation at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital.
Meanwhile, at St Augustine’s Hospital, 119 people test positive for Covid-19 where thirty-nine were patients and 80 were staff members, reports TimesLIVE.
The Covid-19 outbreak at St Augustine’s Hospital in Durban, which forced health authorities to close it down, resulted in 119 people testing positive and 15 patient deaths. The outbreak is thought to have been sparked through transmission from a patient being assessed for the virus in the emergency department, to another patient being admitted at the same time with a suspected stroke.
That’s according to an investigation led by the University of KwaZulu-Natal which found that between March 9 and April 30, there were 119 confirmed cases identified at the hospital.