The institute reports 7,523 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3,852,148. This increase represents a 23.0% positivity rate.
Today, the NDoH reports 26 deaths and of these 8 deaths occurred in the past 24 to 48 hours. The cumulative COVID-19 deaths are 100,559 to date.
24,726,029 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 (38%), followed by Kwa-Zulu Natal (24%). Western Cape accounted for 17%; Eastern Cape accounted for 8%; Free State accounted for 5%; North West accounted for 4%; Mpumalanga accounted for 3%; 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:
|Province||Total cases for 9 May 2022||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 9 May 2022||New cases on 10 May 2022||Total cases for 10 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 (23.0%), and is higher than yesterday (18.7%). The 7-day average is (24.7%) today, and is higher than yesterday (24.0%).
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There has been an increase of 148 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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