The institute reports 2,650 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3 798 413. This increase represents a 21% positivity rate.
Today, the National Department of Health (NDoH) reports 7 deaths and of these, 5 occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 100,370 to date.
24 505 584 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 Province (51%) followed by KwaZulu-Natal (23%). Western Cape accounted for 13%; Free State accounted for 5%; Mpumalanga accounted for 3%; Eastern Cape 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:
|Province||Total cases for 01 May 2022||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 01 May 2022||Incident infections for 02 May 2022||Possible reinfections for 02 May 2022||New cases on 02 May 2022||Total cases for 02 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 (21.0%), and is lower than yesterday (22.0%). The 7-day average is (20.7%) today, and is higher than yesterday (20.4%). The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has increased.
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There has been an increase of 32 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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