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

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LATEST CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (19 APRIL 2022)

Today the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), reports 1,475 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3 743 582. This increase represents a 9.9% 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 14 deaths, and of these, 3 occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 100,195 to date.

24,212,994 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

SectorTotal testedNew tested
Private13,173,30654.4%8,22655.4%
Public11,039,68845.6%6,60944.6%
Total24,212,994100.0%14,835100.0%

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (51%), followed by KwaZulu-Natal (23%). Western Cape accounted for 13%; Eastern Cape, Free State and North West each accounted for 3% respectively. Mpumalanga accounted for 2%; 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:

 ProvinceTotal cases for 18 April 2022Adjusted numbers after harmonisationUpdated total cases on 18 April 2022Incident infections for 19 April 2022Possible reinfections for 19 April 2022New cases on 19 April 2022Total cases for 19 April 2022Percentage total
Eastern Cape346,2890346,289366423463319,3
Free State202,9450202,945346402029855,4
Gauteng1,219,75911,219,76067180751122051132,6
KwaZulu-Natal665,1350665,1353083234066547517,8
Limpopo156,081-1156,080131141560944,2
Mpumalanga193,8570193,857302321938895,2
North West193,4590193,459447511935105,2
Northern Cape109,1040109,104131141091182,9
Western Cape655,4780655,4781642719165566917,5
Total3,742,10703,742,1071,3131621,4753,743,582100,0


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

The proportion of positive new cases/total new tested today is (9.9%), and is higher than yesterday (9.6%). The 7-day average is (8.3%) today, and is higher than yesterday (7.7%)

18 April

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HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS

There has been an increase of 41 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
Private259237,55539,8451047
Public407279,91362,2501023
TOTAL666517,468102,0952070


VACCINE UPDATE

For updates on the national vaccine programme, click here.


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