LATEST CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (7 July 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 463 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3 996 904. This increase represents a 4.5% positivity rate.

Today, the NDoH reports 9 deaths, and of these, 2 occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 101,868 to date.

 

25,800,310 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

 

Sector Total tested New tested
Private 14,042,040 54.4% 4,928 47.6%
Public 11,758,270 45.6% 5,427 52.4%
Total 25,800,310 100.0% 10,355 100.0%

 

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (44%) followed by KwaZulu-Natal and Western Cape (17% each). Eastern Cape accounted for 7%; Mpumalanga accounted for 6%; North West accounted for 3%, Free State accounted for 4%; Limpopo accounted for 1%; and Northern Cape accounted for less than 1% of today’s cases. The cumulative number of cases by province are shown in the table below: 

Province Total cases for 06 July 2022 Adjusted numbers after harmonisation Updated total cases on 06 July 2022 Incident infections for 07 July 2022 Possible reinfections for 07 July 2022 New cases on 07 July 2022 Total cases for 07 July 2022 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 363704 0 363704 26 5 31 363735 9,1
Free State 215814 0 215814 16 2 18 215832 5,4
Gauteng 1322174 0 1322174 173 31 204 1322378 33,1
KwaZulu-Natal 716041 0 716041 64 13 77 716118 17,9
Limpopo 159485 0 159485 4 2 6 159491 4,0
Mpumalanga 201799 0 201799 22 6 28 201827 5,0
North West 201760 0 201760 15 1 16 201776 5,0
Northern Cape 115164 0 115164 2 0 2 115166 2,9
Western Cape 700500 0 700500 72 9 81 700581 17,5
Total 3996441 0 3996441 394 69 463 3996904 100,0

 

THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE

The proportion of positive new cases/total new tested today is  (4,5%), and is lower than yesterday (4,8%). The 7-day average is (4,2%) today, and is higher than yesterday (4,0%). The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has increased.

 

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HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS
There has been an increase of 12 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 262 249367 40566 536
Public 407 290064 63440 679
TOTAL 669 539431 104006 1215

 

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
  • 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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