Latest Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 In South Africa (13 May 2022)

>Latest Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 In South Africa (13 May 2022)

LATEST CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (13 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 8,351 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3,879,434. This increase represents a 22.5% positivity rate.
 
Today, the NDoH reports *114 deaths and of these 3 deaths occurred in the past 24 to 48 hours. The cumulative COVID-19 deaths are 100,744 to date. 
 
*As per the NDoH, please be advised that North West reported 92 retrospective deaths today due to data cleaning and the Free State reported 11 retrospective deaths today. Some of the retrospective deaths only merged with the cumulative case line list recently, due to incorrect names and surnames that were captured on the DATCOV system.

 
24,841,314 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.
 

Sector

Total tested

New tested

Private

13,549,047

54.5%

20,781

56.0%

Public

11,292,267

45.5%

16,334

44.0%

Total

24,841,314

100.0%

37,115

100.0%

 
PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN
The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (40%), followed by Kwa-Zulu Natal (19%). Western Cape accounted for 18%; Eastern Cape accounted for 7%; Free State accounted for 6%; Mpumalanga, North West and Northern Cape each accounted for 3% respectively; 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 12 May 2022

Adjusted numbers after harmonisation

Updated total cases on 12 May 2022

New cases on 13 May 2022

Total cases for
13 May 2022

Percentage total

Eastern Cape

353,145

7

353,152

601

353,753

9,1

Free State

208,666

0

208,666

469

209,135

5,4

Gauteng

1,276,565

0

1,276,565

3,329

1,279,894

33,0

KwaZulu-Natal

696,708

-10

696,698

1,612

698,310

18,0

Limpopo

157,367

-5

157,362

83

157,445

4,1

Mpumalanga

197,039

5

197,044

254

197,298

5,1

North West

196,697

1

196,698

263

196,961

5,1

Northern Cape

110,979

-6

110,973

233

111,206

2,9

Western Cape

673,919

6

673,925

1,507

675,432

17,4

Total

3,871,085

-2

3,871,083

8,351

3,879,434

100,0

  
THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The proportion of positive new cases/total new tested today is (22.5%), and is lower than yesterday (23.1%). The 7-day average is (24.1%) today, and is lower than yesterday (24.7 %).


 
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HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS
There has been an increase of 136 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

242,054

40,027

1,541

Public

407

283,369

62,538

1,469

TOTAL

668

525,423

102,565

3,010

 
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.

2022-05-14T06:34:42+00:00May 13th, 2022|