The institute reports 3,222 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3,762,911. This increase represents a 16.7% 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 5 deaths, and of these, 2 occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 100,303 to date.
24,332,659 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 (54%), followed by KwaZulu-Natal (25%). Western Cape accounted for 10% and Mpumalanga accounted for 3%. Eastern Cape, Free State and North West each accounted for 2%; respectively; Limpopo and Northern Cape each accounted for 1% of today’s new cases respectively. The cumulative number of cases by province are shown in the table below:
|Province||Total cases for 23 April 2022||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 23 April 2022||Incident infections for 24 April 2022||Possible reinfections for 24 April 2022||New cases on 24 April 2022||Total cases for 24 April 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 (16.7%), and is lower than yesterday (16.8%). The 7-day average is (14.3%) today, and is higher than yesterday (13.1%).
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There has been an increase of 21 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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