The institute reports 3 237 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3 844 625. This increase represents an 18.7% 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 10 deaths, and of these, 4 occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 100,533 to date.
24 693 273 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 (52%) followed by KwaZulu-Natal (20%). Western Cape accounted for 11%; Eastern Cape and Free State each accounted for 5% respectively. Mpumalanga, North West and Northern Cape each accounted for 2% respectively; and Limpopo 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 08 May 2022||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 08 May 2022||Incident infections for 09 May 2022||Possible reinfections for 09 May 2022||New cases on 09 May 2022||Total cases for 09 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 (18.7%), and is lower than yesterday (25.3%). The 7-day average is (24.0%) today, and is lower than yesterday (24.3%)
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There has been an increase of 67 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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