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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA(06 MAY 2022)  

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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA(06 MAY 2022)  

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD),reports 9,253 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3 827 378. This increase represents a 26.6% positivity rate.Today, the National Department of Health (NDoH) reports 34 deaths and of these, 7 occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 100,505 to date.

24,626,847 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

SectorTotal testedNew tested
Private            13,423,56754.5%21,17360.8%
Public11,203,28045.5%13,64439.2%
Total                             24,626,847100.0%34,817100.0%

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng Province (40%) followed by KwaZulu-Natal (26%). Western Cape accounted for 14%; Eastern Cape accounted for 7%; Free State accounted for 4%; Mpumalanga and North West each accounted for 3% respectively; Northern Cape accounted for 2%; and Limpopo accounted for 1% of today’s new cases. The cumulative number of cases by province are shown in the table below:

ProvinceTotal cases for 05 May 2022Adjusted numbers after harmonisationUpdated total cases on 05 May 2022Incident infections for 06 May 2022Possible reinfections for 06 May 2022New cases on 06 May 2022Total cases for 06 May 2022Percentage total
Eastern Cape34977603497765301006303504069.2
Free State2059020205902340694092063115.4
Gauteng12554630125546330566063662125912532.9
KwaZulu-Natal68402806840282060383244368647117.9
Limpopo15685501568557623991569544.1
Mpumalanga1955880195588192572491958375.1
North West1950390195039264322961953355.1
Northern Cape1099800109980130271571101372.9
Western Cape66549406654941070238130866680217.4
Total3818125038181257718153592533827378100.0

THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE

The proportion of positive new cases/total new tested today is (26.6%), and is higher than yesterday (25.9%). The 7-day average is (22.5%) today, and is higher than yesterday (21.9%). The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has increased.

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HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS
There has been an increase of 144 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours. The following table is a summary of reported COVID-19 admissions by sector.

SectorFacilities ReportingAdmissions
to Date
Died to DateCurrently Admitted
Private261240398399731432
Public407281911624211217
TOTAL6685223091023942649

VACCINE UPDATE
For updates on the national vaccine programme, click here.


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