Today the institute reports 1,481 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3,728,689. This increase represents a 5.8% 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 5 deaths and of these, 3 occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 100,075 to date.
23,996,380 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 (40%), followed by Western Cape (23%).
Kwa-Zulu Natal accounted for 21%; Eastern Cape accounted for 6%; Free State & Mpumalanga each accounted for 3%; North West accounted for 2%; Limpopo & Northern Cape each accounted for 1% of today’s new cases
The cumulative number of cases by province are shown in the table below:
|Province||Total cases for 06 April 2022||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 06 April 2022||Incident infections for 07 April 2022||Possible reinfections for 07 April 2022||New cases on 07 April 2022||Total cases for 07 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 (5.8%), and is lower than yesterday (8.6%). The 7-day average is (6.1%) today, and is lower than yesterday (6.2%).
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