The NICD reports 4,146 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3,780,444. This increase represents a 18.3% positivity rate. Today, the NDoH reports 4 deaths that occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 100,355 to date.
24,423,181 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 (53%), followed by Kwa-Zulu Natal (23%). Western Cape accounted for 11%; Free State accounted for 4%; Eastern Cape, Mpumalanga 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 27 April 2022||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 27 April 2022||New cases on 28 April 2022||Total cases for 28 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 (18.3%), and is lower than yesterday (21.1%). The 7-day average is (18.3%) today, and is higher than yesterday (18.0%).
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There has been an increase of 64 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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