UPDATE ON COVID-19 REPORTING IN SOUTH AFRICA
Since 2020, daily COVID-19 updates have been provided by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service. Starting on August 1, 2022, COVID-19 data will be accessible on a weekly basis. The reports, which include data from the previous week’s Sunday through Saturday, will be available for viewing on the NICD website starting on Wednesday of each week. The latest COVID-19 epidemiological brief, which provides context and an explanation of the data, will be distributed alongside these reports. The reports can be accessed here every Wednesday: https://www.nicd.ac.za/diseases-a-z-index/disease-index-covid-19/surveillance-reports/.
The NICD remains committed to its surveillance activities and will continue to work on routine maintenance of the data systems.
LATEST CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA
Today the institute reports 381 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 4 003 883.
Today, the NDoH reports 5 deaths, and of these, 3 occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 101,976 to date.
225 958 257 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.
|Sector||Total tested||New tested|
|Province||Total cases for 26 July 2022||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 26 July 2022||Incident infections for 27 July 2022||Possible reinfections for 27 July 2022||New cases on 27 July 2022||Total cases for 27 July 2022||Percentage total|
For more detailed information, visit the GIS Dashboard.
There has been an increase of 8 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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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
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