The institute reports 6,527 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3,791,925. This increase represents an 21.5% positivity rate.
Today, the NDoH reports 3deaths, and of these 1 occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 100,363 to date.
24,475,485 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 (43%), followed by Kwa-Zulu Natal (26%). Western Cape accounted for 14%; Eastern Cape accounted for 5%; Free State accounted for 4%; Mpumalanga accounted for 3%; 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 29 April 2022||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 29 April 2022||New cases on 30 April 2022||Total cases for 30 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 (21.5%), and is lower than yesterday (22.5%). The 7-day average is (19.7%) today, and is higher than yesterday (19.0%).
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There has been an increase of 54 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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