Tuesday, 05 April 2022
Pretoria: The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, reported 1 538 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa.
This brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3 725 177. This increase represents a 6.2% 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 15 deaths and of these, 7 occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 100,067 to date.” said the Institute.
The Institute said that 23 947 309 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 (39%), followed by Kwa-Zulu Natal (24%). Western Cape accounted for 23%; Eastern Cape accounted for 6% and Mpumalanga accounted for 3%. Free State and North West each accounted for 2% respectively. Northern Cape 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 04 April 2022||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 04 April 2022||Incident infections for 05 April 2022||Possible reinfections for 05 April 2022||New cases on 05 April 2022||Total cases for 05 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 (6.2%), and is higher than yesterday (5.4%). The 7-day average is (5.9%) today, and is unchanged from yesterday (5.9%).
There has been an increase of 34 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|
Meanwhile, at least 51 504 more people living in South Africa have received a jab over the past 24 hour period.
The cumulative number of those who received at least one jab of the vaccination now stands at least 33.9 million.