The institute reports 1 846 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3 739 192. This increase represents an 8.4% 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 4 deaths, and of these, 3 occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 100,142 to date.
24 161 679tests 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 (50%), followed by Western Cape (19%). KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 18%; Eastern Cape accounted for 5%; Free State, Mpumalanga and North West accounted for 2% respectively; Northern Cape accounted for 1%; and Limpopo accounted for 0% of today’s new cases. The cumulative number of cases by province are shown in the table below:
|Province||Total cases for 14 April 2022||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 14 April 2022||Incident infections for 15 April 2022||Possible reinfections for 15 April 2022||New cases on 15 April 2022||Total cases for 15 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 (8.4%), and is higher than yesterday (7.6%). The 7-day average is (6.3%) today, and is higher than yesterday (5.9%). The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has increased.
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There has been an increase of 19 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|
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