The institute reports 1,183 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3,731,247. This increase represents a 4.8% positivity rate.
Due to the ongoing audit exercise by the National Department of Health (NDoH), there may be a backlog of COVID-19 mortality cases reported. Today, the NDoH reports 12 deaths and of these, 4 occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 100,096 to date.
24,044,412 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.
|Sector||Total tested||New tested|
The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (44%), followed by Kwa-Zulu Natal (20%). Western Cape accounted for 19%; Eastern Cape accounted for 7% and Mpumalanga accounted for 4%. Free State, Limpopo & North West each accounted for 2% and Northern Cape accounted for less than 1% of today’s new cases
The cumulative number of cases by province are shown in the table below:
|Province||Total cases for 08 April 2022||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 08 April 2022||Incident infections for 09 April 2022||Possible reinfections for 09 April 2022||New cases on 09 April 2022||Total cases for 09 April 2022||Percentage total|
THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The proportion of positive new cases/total new tested today is (4.8%), and is lower than yesterday (5.9%). The 7-day average is (6.0%) today, and is lower than yesterday (6.1%).
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