4 deaths in high-risk malaria area

THE Limpopo department of health and social development said yesterday that more than 156 malaria cases had been confirmed in the high-risk malaria areas of Vhembe and Mopani last week.

It said four deaths resulting from malaria-related complications had also occurred.

Two of the deaths occurred at the Tshilidzini Hospital and the another two at the Maphutha Malatji Hospital.

Departmental spokesperson Selby Makgotho said 167 cases of malaria had been reported during the last week of December.

"To date the province has recorded a total of 1120 malaria cases since the beginning of the rainy season."