The NICD reports 685 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3,667,560. This increase represents a 5.4% 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 2 deaths and of these, 2 occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 100,052 to date.
23,922,395 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 (46%), followed by Western Cape (20%). Kwa-Zulu Natal accounted for 18% and Mpumalanga accounted for 5% .Eastern Cape, Free State and North West each accounted for 3% respectively. Northern Cape accounted 1% and Limpopo accounted for less than 1% of today’s new cases
The cumulative number of cases by province are shown in the table below:
|Province||Total cases for 03 April 2022||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 03 April 2022||Incident infections for 04 April 2022||Possible reinfections for 04 April 2022||New cases on 04 April 2022||Total cases for 04 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 (5.4%), and is higher than yesterday (5.3%). The 7-day average is (5.9%) today, and is higher than yesterday (5.7%).
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There has been an increase of 26 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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