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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA(28 APRIL 2022)

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Today the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), reports 4,146 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3,780,444This increase represents a 18.3% positivity rate. Today, the NDoH reports deaths that occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 100,355 to date.

24,423,181 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

SectorTotal testedNew tested
Private13,297,39354.4%12,52055.1%
Public11,125,78845.6%10,19044.9%
Total24,423,181100.0%22,710100.0%

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN
The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (53%), followed by Kwa-Zulu Natal (23%). Western Cape accounted for 11%; Free State accounted for 4%; Eastern Cape, Mpumalanga and North West each accounted for 2% respectively; 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 27 April 2022Adjusted numbers after harmonisationUpdated total cases on 27 April 2022New cases on 28 April 2022Total cases for28 April 2022Percentage total
Eastern Cape347,6760347,67671347,7479.2
Free State204,0130204,013180204,1935.4
Gauteng1,236,64441,236,6482,1771,238,82532.8
KwaZulu-Natal673,1950673,195960674,15517.8
Limpopo156,4442156,44627156,4734.1
Mpumalanga194,6340194,63498194,7325.2
North West194,162-7194,15597194,2525.1
Northern Cape109,4161109,41760109,4772.9
Western Cape660,1140660,114476660,59017.5
Total3,776,29803,776,2984,1463,780,444100.0

THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The proportion of positive new cases/total new tested today is (18.3%), and is lower than yesterday (21.1%). The 7-day average is (18.3%) today, and is higher than yesterday (18.0%).

28 April 2022

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HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS
There has been an increase of 64 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
Private261238,62439,9261,006
Public407280,82162,3301,021
TOTAL668519,445102,2562,027

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

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