SA’s Covid-19 deaths increase to 5, confirmed cases at 1353

South Africa has registered five Covid-19 deaths, but the rate of new cases seems to have reduced for now, Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize said on Tuesday

As of Tuesday, 31 March, the country had 46 new confirmed cases, Mkhize said. This brought the total amount of cases to 1 353 – the number includes cases where people have since recovered.

Also, as of Tuesday, Mkhize’s department confirmed five deaths as a result of the coronavirus, two of which had been previously reported.

The first death was a 48-year-old woman in the Western Cape who had an underlying condition, and the second was a 74-year-old man from Ladysmith in KwaZulu-Natal, Mkhize said.

The third death was confirmed to be an 85-year-old man in Bloemfontein. He was an elderly pastor, who was at the Bloemfontein church gathering attended by five international guests who later tested positive for the coronavirus.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.