Tuesday, 22 March 2022

Pretoria: South Africa has recorded 912 new COVID-19 cases bringing the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3 705 696.

This increase represents a 4.7% positivity rate.

“The majority of new cases are from Gauteng Province (33%), followed by Western Cape (23%). KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 22%; North West accounted for 7%; Eastern Cape and Mpumalanga each accounted for 4% respectively; Free State and Limpopo each accounted for 3% respectively; and Northern Cape accounted for 0% new cases,” the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) said on Tuesday.

Due to the ongoing audit exercise by the National Department of Health (NDoH), there may be a backlog of COVID-19 mortality cases reported.

The NDoH has reported three (3) deaths and of these, one (1) occurred in the past 24 to 48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 99 893 to date.

“The proportion of positive new cases/total new tested today (Tuesday) is 4.7%, which is higher than yesterday (3.9%). The 7-day average is 5.4% today, which is lower than yesterday (5.6%). The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has decreased,” the NICD said.

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.

A total of 23 619 340 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors.