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South Africa reports 46 new COVID-19 cases, bringing total number to 1353

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The South African Department of Health has reported an increase of 46 cases of COVID-19, bringing the national total to 1 353 confirmed cases.

On Tuesday, 31 March 2020, South Africa’s Health Department confirmed an additional 46 cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 1 353 confirmed cases out of the 41 072 tests conducted. The number of recorded deaths increased from three the previous day to five on Tuesday. The two new deaths were recorded in the provinces of Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.

The greatest increase of positive COVID-19 cases was in Gauteng, which saw 15 new cases, followed by KwaZulu-Natal (eight), Limpopo (three), Northern Cape (three), Free State (two), Mpumalanga (one), Western Cape (one), and the number of unallocated positive COVID-19 cases increased by six.

Statistics released by the Department of Health have seen some daily fluctuations and revisions, a situation to which the Department has responded as follows: “Due to differences in reporting methods, retrospective data consolidation, and reporting delays, the number of new cases may not always add up sequentially. We are constantly cleaning and deduplicating the data to ensure quality.”

Please see below for the full COVID-19 statistics for South Africa.

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