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NICD Reports 4 954 New COVID-19 Cases

The institute reports 4,954 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3,785,398. This increase represents an 22.5% positivity rate. Today, the NDoH reports 5 deaths, and of these 2 occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 100,360 to date.

24,445,151 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

SectorTotal testedNew tested
Private13,310,64454.4%13,25160.3%
Public11,134,50745.6%8,71939.7%
Total24,445,151100.0%21,970100.0%

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN
The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (44%), followed by Kwa-Zulu Natal (27%). Western Cape accounted for 12%; Eastern Cape accounted for 6%; Free State accounted for 4%; North West accounted for 3%; Mpumalanga accounted for 2%; 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:

ProvinceTotal cases for 28 April 2022Adjusted numbers after harmonisationUpdated total cases on 28 April 2022New cases on 29 April 2022Total cases for 29 April 2022Percentage total
Eastern Cape347,7472347,749307348,0569.2
Free State204,1930204,193192204,3855.4
Gauteng1,238,82511,238,8262,1741,241,00032.8
KwaZulu-Natal674,155-5674,1501,360675,51017.8
Limpopo156,4730156,47359156,5324.1
Mpumalanga194,7320194,73279194,8115.1
North West194,2520194,252133194,3855.1
Northern Cape109,4770109,47752109,5292.9
Western Cape660,5902660,592598661,19017.5
Total3,780,44403,780,4444,9543,785,398100.0

THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The proportion of positive new cases/total new tested today is (22.5%), and is higher than yesterday (18.3%). The 7-day average is (19.0%) today, and is higher than yesterday (18.3%).

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HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS
There has been an increase of 121 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours. The following table is a summary of reported COVID-19 admissions by sector.

SectorFacilities ReportingAdmissions
to Date
Died to DateCurrently Admitted
Private261238,89439,9301,061
Public407280,99062,3421,079
TOTAL668519,884102,2722,140

VACCINE UPDATE
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