The NICD reports 10,017 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3,862,165. This increase represents a 25.3% positivity rate.
Today, the NDoH reports 50 deaths and of these 10 deaths occurred in the past 24 to 48 hours. The cumulative COVID-19 deaths are 100,609 to date. 24,765,642 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 (39%), followed by Kwa-Zulu Natal (21%). Western Cape accounted for 17%; Eastern Cape and Free State each accounted for 6% respectively; Mpumalanga and North West each accounted for 3% respectively; Northern Cape accounted for 2%; and Limpopo 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 10 May 2022||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 10 May 2022||New cases on 11 May 2022||Total cases for 11 May 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 (25.3%), and is higher than yesterday (23.0%). The 7-day average is (25.1%) today, and is higher than yesterday (24.7%).
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There has been an increase of 164 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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