The institute reports 2,970 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3,963,394. This increase represents an 11.6% positivity rate.
Today, the NDoH reports 31 deaths and of these 10 deaths occurred in the past 24 to 48 hours. The cumulative COVID-19 deaths are 101,250 to date. 25,314,119 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 (31%), followed by Western Cape (23%). Kwa-Zulu Natal accounted for 13%; Eastern Cape accounted for 10%; Free State and North West each accounted for 6% respectively; Mpumalanga accounted for 5%; Northern Cape accounted for 4%; 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 01 June 2022||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 01 June 2022||Incident infections for 02 June 2022||Possible reinfections for 02 June 2022||New cases on 02 June 2022||Total cases for 02 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 11.6%, and is higher than yesterday (11.3%). The 7-day average is 11.4% today, and is lower than yesterday (11.8%).
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There has been an increase of 80 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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