The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, continues to provide laboratory-based surveillance to inform the public health response towards COVID-19 in South Africa.
Today the institute reports 1,050 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3,990,057. This increase represents a 5.9% positivity rate.
Today, the NDoH reports 7 deaths and of these 5 deaths occurred in the past 24 to 48 hours. The cumulative COVID-19 deaths are 101,704 to date. 25,655,319 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 (40%), followed by Western Cape (15%). Kwa-Zulu Natal accounted for 12%; Limpopo accounted for 8%; Eastern Cape accounted for 7%; Free State accounted for 6%; Mpumalanga accounted for 5%; North West accounted for 4%; and Northern Cape accounted for 2% of today’s new cases. The cumulative number of cases by province are shown in the table below:
|Province||Total cases for 22 June 2022||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 22 June 2022||Incident infections for 22 June 2022||Possible reinfections for 22 June 2022||New cases on 23 June 2022||Total cases for 23 June 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 5.9%, and is higher than yesterday (5.3%). The 7-day average is 7.4% today, and is lower than yesterday (7.6%).
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There has been an increase of 19 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|
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