Simelane-Zulu ‘extremely concerned’ about COVID-19 outbreak at St Augustine's

Those who have tested negative for COVID-19 in this hospital will be moved to another facility to make sure they don't infect other patients.

KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu. Picture: Nkosikhona Duma/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu said on Tuesday she was extremely concerned about the outbreak of COVID-19 in a private hospital in KwaZulu-Natal, the majority of the infected being staff.

The St Augustine's Hospital in Durban is now waiting for more tests results after Health Minister Zweli Mkhize confirmed that of the 66 people who have tested positive at the facility over the past few days, around 48 of them are employees.

Those who have tested negative for COVID-19 will then be moved to another facility to make sure they don't infect other patients.

Simelane-Zulu said some of the seven people who died in that province after contracting the virus were treated at that specific hospital.