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1 245 New COVID-19 Cases Recorded In SA

Gauteng healthcare workers screening Alexandra residents for coronavirus (COVID-19) on 31 March 2020 following the roll out of massive community screenings and testing programmes by the provincial executive council. Picture: Ahmed Kajee/EWN.

The Department of Health has confirmed that the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is 752 269 with 1 245 new cases identified since the last report.

The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 5 142 947 with 12 755 new tests conducted since the last report.

73 more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 32, Free State 23, Gauteng 7 and Western Cape 11.

This brings the total deaths to 20 314. Of the 73 deaths, 15 reportedly occurred in the last 48 hours: 7 in the Eastern Cape, 2 in Gauteng, and 6 in the Western Cape.

South Africa’s recoveries now stand at 695 496 which translates to a recovery rate of 92,5%

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