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Gauteng Covid-19 data inaccuracies emphasise lack of accurate accounting for coronavirus outbreak

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An anomaly in the official Covid-19 data reported by the national Department of Health for Gauteng has emphasised concerns over the overall reliability of official coronavirus case information reported by the government.

Since 11 November, the number of "active cases" in the province equalled and then dipped below the total number of people hospitalised with Covid-19 - an improbability that can only point to data inaccuracies.

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