Wednesday, 06 April 2022

Pretoria: South Africa has recorded 2 032 new COVID-19 cases bringing the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3 727 208.

This increase represents an 8.6% 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 three (3) deaths and of these, one (1) occurred in the past 24 to 48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 100,070 to date,” the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) said on Wednesday.

A total of 23 971 040 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors.

“The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (40%), followed by Kwa-Zulu Natal (24%). The  Western Cape accounted for 22%; Eastern Cape accounted for 5%; Free State, Mpumalanga, and North West each accounted for 2% respectively; Limpopo and Northern Cape each accounted for 1% of today’s new cases,” the NICD said.

There has been an increase of 40 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours.

“The proportion of positive new cases/total new tested today is (8.6%), and is higher than yesterday (6.2%) .The 7-day average is (6.2%) today, and is higher than yesterday (5.9%),” the NICD said. –