Latest Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 In South Africa (11 May 2022)

>Latest Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 In South Africa (11 May 2022)

LATEST CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (11 May 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 10,017 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3,862,165. This increase represents a 25.3% positivity rate.

Today, the NDoH reports 50 deaths and of these 10 deaths occurred in the past 24 to 48 hours. The cumulative COVID-19 deaths are 100,609 to date.

24,765,642 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

Sector Total tested New tested
Private 13,506,699 54.5% 23,474 59.3%
Public 11,258,943 45.5% 16,139 40.7%
Total 24,765,642 100.0% 39,613 100.0%

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN
The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (39%), followed by Kwa-Zulu Natal (21%). Western Cape accounted for 17%; Eastern Cape and Free State each accounted for 6% respectively; Mpumalanga and North West each accounted for 3% respectively; Northern Cape accounted for 2%; and Limpopo accounted for 1% of today’s new cases. The cumulative number of cases by province are shown in the table below:

Province Total cases for 10 May 2022 Adjusted numbers after harmonisation Updated total cases on 10 May 2022 New cases on 11 May 2022 Total cases for
11 May 2022
Percentage total
Eastern Cape 351,878 0 351,878 645 352,523 9.1
Free State 207,551 0 207,551 600 208,151 5.4
Gauteng 1,269,135 0 1,269,135 3,946 1,273,081 33.0
KwaZulu-Natal 692,674 0 692,674 2,092 694,766 18.0
Limpopo 157,159 0 157,159 104 157,263 4.1
Mpumalanga 196,442 0 196,442 323 196,765 5.1
North West 196,046 0 196,046 326 196,372 5.1
Northern Cape 110,555 0 110,555 232 110,787 2.9
Western Cape 670,708 0 670,708 1,749 672,457 17.4
Total 3,852,148 0 3,852,148 10,017 3,862,165 100.0

THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The proportion of positive new cases/total new tested today is (25.3%), and is higher than yesterday (23.0%).
The 7-day average is (25.1%) today, and is higher than yesterday (24.7%).

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HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS
There has been an increase of 164 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 261 241,636 40,006 1,618
Public 407 282,820 62,487 1,388
TOTAL 668 524,456 102,493 3,006

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.

2022-05-11T23:32:18+00:00May 11th, 2022|