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NICD Reports 1 954 New COVID-19 Cases In SA

The institute reports 1,954 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3,764,865.

This increase represents a 19.3% 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 30 deaths and of these, 2 occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 100,333 to date.

24,342,803 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

SectorTotal testedNew tested
Private13,250,79454.4%6,56564.7%
Public11,092,00945.6%3,57935.3%
Total24,342,803100.0%10,144100.0%

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN
The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (55%), followed by Kwa-Zulu Natal (23%). Western Cape accounted for 11%; Free State accounted for 3%; Eastern Cape, Mpumalanga and North West each accounted for 2% respectively; and Limpopo and Northern Cape each accounted for 1% respectively of today’s new cases. The cumulative number of cases by province are shown in the table below:

ProvinceTotal cases for 24 April 2022Adjusted numbers after harmonisationUpdated total cases on 24 April 2022New cases on 25 April 2022Total cases for 25 April 2022Percentage total
Eastern Cape347,1900347,19036347,2269,2
Free State203,5140203,51452203,5665,4
Gauteng1,230,11101,230,1111,0811,231,19232,7
KwaZulu-Natal669,8610669,861446670,30717,8
Limpopo156,2710156,27113156,2844,2
Mpumalanga194,3280194,32840194,3685,2
North West193,9020193,90235193,9375,2
Northern Cape109,2930109,29329109,3222,9
Western Cape658,4410658,441222658,66317,5
Total3,762,91103,762,9111,9543,764,865100.0

THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The proportion of positive new cases/total new tested today is (19.3%), and is higher than yesterday (16.7%). The 7-day average is (15.7%) today, and is higher than yesterday (14.3%).

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HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS
There has been an increase of 65 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours. The following table is a summary of reported COVID-19 admissions by sector.

SectorFacilities ReportingAdmissions
to Date
Died to DateCurrently Admitted
Private260238,18539,8801,152
Public407280,51262,2991,130
TOTAL667518,697102,1792,282

VACCINE UPDATE
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