The assistant Manager of Nursing at Tygerberg Hospital has died from the coronavirus.

Anncha Kepkey’s death brings the number of nurses who’ve died in the Western Cape to 5.

Kepkey was the assistant manager of nursing for the trauma and emergency unit at the hospital.

Western Cape Health MEC Nomafrench Mbombo has conveyed her condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Kepkey.

“Mrs Kepkey was a well-respected member of the Senior Nursing Team. Her hard work and commitment will always be remembered and missed by her colleagues”.