LATEST CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (1 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 380 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3 994 223. This increase represents a 3.5% positivity rate.
Today, the NDoH reports 16 deaths, and of these, 3 occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 101,809 to date.
25 742 109 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 (46%) followed by KwaZulu-Natal and Western Cape each accounting for 12% respectively. Eastern Cape accounted for 9%; Mpumalanga and Northern Cape each accounted for 6% respectively; North West accounted for 4%; Free State accounted for 3%; and Limpopo accounted for 2% of today’s cases respectively. The cumulative number of cases by province are shown in the table below:
|Province||Total cases for 30 June 2022||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 30 June 2022||Incident infections for 01 July 2022||Possible reinfections for 01 July 2022||New cases on 01 July 2022||Total cases for 01 July 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 (3.5%), and is lower than yesterday (3.6%). The 7-day average is (4,3%) today, and is lower than yesterday (4,8%)
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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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