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NICD Reports 2 647 New COVID-19 Cases In SA

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The institute reports 2,647 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3,960,424. This increase represents an 11.3% positivity rate.

Today, the NDoH reports 29 deaths and of these 6 deaths occurred in the past 24 to 48 hours. The cumulative COVID-19 deaths are 100,219 to date. 25,288,429 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

SectorTotal testedNew tested
Private13,789,41454.5%13,49957.4%
Public11,499,01545.5%10,00842.6%
Total25,288,429100.0%23,507100.0%

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN
The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (34%), followed by Western Cape (23%). Kwa-Zulu Natal accounted for 12%; Eastern Cape accounted for 10%; Free State accounted for 6%; Mpumalanga, North West and Northern Cape each accounted for 4% respectively; and Limpopo accounted for 2% of today’s new cases. The cumulative number of cases by province are shown in the table below:

ProvinceTotal cases for 31 May 2022Adjusted numbers after harmonisationUpdated total cases on 31 May 2022New cases on 1 June 2022Total cases for 1 June 2022Percentage total
Eastern Cape360,4590360,459268360,7279.1
Free State213,8050213,805165213,9705.4
Gauteng1,308,18001,308,1809091,309,08933.1
KwaZulu-Natal710,8080710,808322711,13018.0
Limpopo158,3340158,33464158,3984.0
Mpumalanga199,9030199,903100200,0035.1
North West199,8790199,879109199,9885.0
Northern Cape113,9660113,966104114,0702.9
Western Cape692,4430692,443606693,04917.5
Total3,957,77703,957,7772,6473,960,424100.0

THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The proportion of positive new cases/total new tested today is 11.3%, and is lower than yesterday (12.6%). The 7-day average is 11.8% today, and is lower than yesterday (12.7%).

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HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS
There has been an increase of 86 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
Private262246,35040,2481,273
Public408287,11162,9351,639
TOTAL670533,461103,1832,912

VACCINE UPDATE
For updates on the national vaccine programme, click here. Thank you for your interest and remember that adhering to the following preventative measures helps to limit your risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19:

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