The NICD reports 1,735 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3 683 172. This increase represents a 5.8% positivity rate.
The National Department of Health (NDoH reports 26 deaths in the past 24 – 48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 99,543 to date.
23 226 664 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 Province (35%), followed by Western Cape (24%). KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 16%; North West accounted for 7%; Free State, Limpopo and Mpumalanga each accounted for 4% respectively; Eastern Cape accounted for 3%; and Northern Cape accounted for 2% of today’s new cases. The cumulative number of cases by province are shown in the table below:
|Province||Total cases for 04 March 2022||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 04 March 2022||New cases on 05 March 2022||Total cases for 05 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 5.8%, which is lower than yesterday (6.3%). The 7-day average is 6.4% today, which is lower than yesterday (6.6%). The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has decreased.
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There has been an increase of 27 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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