Today the institute reports 671 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3,695,175. This increase represents a 4.6% 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 no deaths occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours keeping the total fatalities to 99,725 to date.
23,424,639 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 (45%), followed by Western Cape (20%). Kwa-Zulu Natal accounted for 18%; Mpumalanga and North West each accounted for 5%; Free State and Limpopo each accounted for 3%; Eastern Cape accounted for 2%; Northern Cape 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 13 March 2022||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 13 March 2022||Incident infections for 14 March 2022||Possible reinfections for 14 March 2022||New cases on 14 March 2022||Total cases for 14 March 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 4.6%, which is lower than yesterday (5.5%). The 7-day average is 6.0% today, which is lower than yesterday (6.1%).
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There has been an increase of 24 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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