The NICD reports 657 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3 996 441. This increase represents a 4.8% positivity rate.
Today, the NDoH reports 12 deaths, and of these, 3 occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 101,859 to date.
25,789,955 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 (51%) followed by Western Cape (15%). KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 14%; Eastern Cape and Mpumalanga each accounted for 5% respectively; Free State and North West each accounted for 4% respectively; Limpopo and Northern Cape each accounted for 1% of today’s cases. The cumulative number of cases by province are shown in the table below:
|Province||Total cases for 05 July 2022||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 05 July 2022||Incident infections for 06 July 2022||Possible reinfections for 06 July 2022||New cases on 06 July 2022||Total cases for 06 July 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 (4,8%), and is higher than yesterday (3,7%). The 7-day average is (4,0%) today, and is higher than yesterday (3,9%). The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has increased.
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There has been an increase of 14 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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