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.
|Sector||Total tested||New tested|
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:
|Province||Total cases for 31 May 2022||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 31 May 2022||New cases on 1 June 2022||Total cases for 1 June 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 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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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.
|Died to Date||Currently Admitted|
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