Today the institute reports 4,230 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3,759,689. This increase represents a 16.8% 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 12 deaths, and of these, 2 occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 100,298 to date.
24,313,334 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 (48%), followed by KwaZulu-Natal (22%). Western Cape accounted for 16%; Eastern Cape accounted for 4% and Free State accounted for 3%. Mpumalanga 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 22 April 2022||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 22 April 2022||Incident infections for 23 April 2022||Possible reinfections for 23 April 2022||New cases on 23 April 2022||Total cases for 23 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 (16.8%), and is lower than yesterday (17.8%). The 7-day average is (13.1%) today, and is higher than yesterday (11.7%).
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There has been an increase of 25 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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