Mpox: 20 Confirmed Cases With Death Toll Of 3 In Sa

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mpox 20 confirmed cases with death toll of 3 in sa

The confirmed cases of mpox in South Africa have increased to 20 cases since May with three deaths.

Ten cases have been recorded in Gauteng, nine cases in KwaZulu-Natal and one in the Western Cape, according to the Department of Health.

Of those 20 confirmed cases, 15 people have since received a clean bill of health, as reported by Daily Maverick .

Five people remain hospitalised due to health complications compounded by either unmanaged or recently diagnosed underlying conditions such as HIV, according to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) .

Only one case was re-admitted for further medical attention.