Surely death is never proud, an 81-year-old Durban woman died from coronavirus in hospital on Thursday afternoon.
The woman had allegedly been at the Bill Buchanan Association for the Aged in Morningside for only four days when she tested positive for coronavirus.
Her son said on Thursday that his mother had passed away at 2.19 pm, so sad.
The woman had been connected to machines until Wednesday afternoon.
“The specialist confirmed the halt of all further medication and support. She will be made comfortable with her passing. We are waiting on the final tiding,” her son said on Wednesday evening.
On Saturday, the home’s spokesperson Dudley Fortune said a woman had recently been admitted to St Augustine’s Hospital for what was believed to have been a stroke.
The woman, who is from the Bluff, south of Durban, was then transferred to the home’s step-down facility.
“She was only here for four days when she got sick again. We sent her back to St Augustine’s Hospital,” he said.
Since then four residents had been tested positive for the deadly virus.
During the department of health’s last announcement on Tuesday, health minister Zweli Mkhize said the country’s death toll from the coronavirus has risen to five.
He said that an Umlazi teacher had also passed away earlier in the day.