the institute reports 1,649 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3 675 691. This increase represents a 6.3% 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 18 deaths, and of these, 6 occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 99,430 to date.
23 111 817 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 Province (37%), followed by KwaZulu-Natal and Western Cape, each accounting for 20% and 19%, respectively. Mpumalanga accounted for 7%; Free State, Eastern Cape and North West each accounted for 4%; Limpopo accounted for 3% and Northern Cape for 2% of today’s new cases. The cumulative number of cases by province are shown in the table below:
|Province||Total cases for 28 February 2022||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 28 February 2022||New cases on 01 March 2022||Total cases for 01 March 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 6.3%, which is higher than yesterday (5.7%). The 7-day average is 7.4% today, which is higher than yesterday (7.2%). The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has decreased.
For more detailed information, visit the GIS Dashboard.
There has been an increase of 49 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours. The following table is a summary of reported COVID-19 admissions by sector.
|Died to Date||Currently Admitted|
For updates on the national vaccine programme, click here.
DWS Encouraged By Improvement In WC Dam Levels
ANC Mourns Passing Of Tina Joemat-Pettersson
Cape Town Politicians And Heinz Winckler Lose It Over Sex Expo Posters
Families, Rescuers Search For Victims Of India’s Worst Train Crash In Decades
Matters Related To Putin Not On BRICS Meeting Agenda – Pandor
Professor Taole Mokoena appointed As SA’s New Health Ombudsman
Glencore Ferroalloys Supports Local SMME In Steelpoort With Two 65-Seater Busses
Car-Sharing Could Hold The Key To The Future Of SA’s Mobility In Urban Areas
Debt Ceiling Deal Wins House Approval
SA’s Health System A ‘Dysfunctional Mess’ That Can’t Be Fixed – Makgoba
Zimbabweans In SA Have A Month To Find Alternative Ways To Regularise Stay
Power Grid Collapse ‘Highly Improbable’ – Ramokgopa