LATEST CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (25 April 2022)

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 1,954 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3,764,865. This increase represents a 19.3% 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 30 deaths and of these, 2 occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 100,333 to date.

24,342,803 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

Sector Total tested New tested
Private 13,250,794 54.4% 6,565 64.7%
Public 11,092,009 45.6% 3,579 35.3%
Total 24,342,803 100.0% 10,144 100.0%

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN
The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (55%), followed by Kwa-Zulu Natal (23%). Western Cape accounted for 11%; Free State accounted for 3%; 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:

Province Total cases for 24 April 2022 Adjusted numbers after harmonisation Updated total cases on 24 April 2022 New cases on 25 April 2022 Total cases for

25 April 2022

Percentage total
Eastern Cape 347,190 0 347,190 36 347,226 9,2
Free State 203,514 0 203,514 52 203,566 5,4
Gauteng 1,230,111 0 1,230,111 1,081 1,231,192 32,7
KwaZulu-Natal 669,861 0 669,861 446 670,307 17,8
Limpopo 156,271 0 156,271 13 156,284 4,2
Mpumalanga 194,328 0 194,328 40 194,368 5,2
North West 193,902 0 193,902 35 193,937 5,2
Northern Cape 109,293 0 109,293 29 109,322 2,9
Western Cape 658,441 0 658,441 222 658,663 17,5
Total 3,762,911 0 3,762,911 1,954 3,764,865 100.0

THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The proportion of positive new cases/total new tested today is (19.3%), and is higher than yesterday (16.7%). The 7-day average is (15.7%) today, and is higher than yesterday (14.3%).

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HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS
There has been an increase of 65 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours. The following table is a summary of reported COVID-19 admissions by sector.

Sector Facilities Reporting Admissions
to Date
Died to Date Currently Admitted
Private 260 238,185 39,880 1,152
Public 407 280,512 62,299 1,130
TOTAL 667 518,697 102,179 2,282

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

Thank you for your interest and remember that adhering to the following preventative measures helps to limit your risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19:

  • Getting vaccinated for COVID-19
  • Wearing your mask properly to cover your nose when outdoors
  • Opting to gather in ventilated spaces
  • Avoid unnecessary gatherings
  • Keeping a social distance of one meter or more
  • Washing your hands regularly in the day with soap and water

For more information on COVID-19, click here.
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