The institute reports 5 284 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3 941 045. This increase represents an 17.3% 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 41 deaths, and of these, 6 occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 101,043 to date.
25 138 638 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 (32%) followed by Western Cape (28%). KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 13%; Eastern Cape accounted for 9%; Free State accounted for 6%; North West accounted for 4%; Mpumalanga and Northern Cape each accounted for 3%; and Limpopo accounted for 2% of today’s cases. The cumulative number of cases by province are shown in the table below:
|Province||Total cases for 24 May 2022||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 24 May 2022||Incident infections for 25 May 2022||Possible reinfections for 25 May 2022||New cases on 25 May 2022||Total cases for 25 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 (17.3%), and is higher than yesterday (15.7%). The 7-day average is (18.3%) today, and is lower than yesterday (19.1%). The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has decreased.
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There has been an increase of 113 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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