The NICD reports 3,118 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3,665,149. This increase represents an 8.7% positivity rate.
Due to the ongoing audit exercise by the National Department of Health (NDoH), there may be a backlog of COVID-19 mortality cases reported. Today, the NDoH reports 110 deaths and of these, 6 occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 98,978 to date.
22,964,127 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 (36%), followed by Western Cape (21%). Kwa-Zulu Natal accounted for 15%; Mpumalanga accounted for 9% and North West accounted for 7%. Free State accounted for 4%; Eastern Cape and Limpopo each accounted for 3% respectively and Northern Cape 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 22 February 2022||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 22 February 2022||New cases on 23 February 2022||Total cases for 23 February 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 8.7%, which is higher than yesterday (7.3%). The 7-day average is 7.9% today, which is lower than yesterday (8.0%).
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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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