The institute reports 1 659 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3 735 578. This increase represents a 7.5% 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 16 deaths, and of these, 1 occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 100,132 to date.
24 116 414 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 (47%), followed by Western Cape (23%). KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 16%; Eastern Cape accounted for 6%; Free State and Mpumalanga each accounted for 2%; Limpopo, Northern Cape and North West 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 12 April 2022||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 12 April 2022||Incident infections for 13 April 2022||Possible reinfections for 13 April 2022||New cases on 13 April 2022||Total cases for 13 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 (7.5%), and is higher than yesterday (5.6%). The 7-day average is (5.7%) today, and is lower than yesterday (5.8%). The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has decreased.
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There has been an increase of 28 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours. The following table is a summary of reported COVID-19 admissions by sector.
|Sector||Facilities Reporting||Admissions to Date||Died to Date||Currently Admitted|
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