May 28, 2022

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Just under 4,000 new Covid-19 cases recorded in one day

Daily official updates released Tuesday by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) showed that 3,785 new Covid-19 cases were identified in SA.

It said the new cases bringing the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3,802,198.

This increase corresponds to a 17.6% positive rate.

The NICD also reported seven deaths and said of those two occurred in the last 24-48 hours.

This brings the total number of deaths to 100,377 to date.

Most of the new cases are from Gauteng (45 %), followed by KwaZulu-Natal (28%), Western Cape (12%), Free State (5%), Eastern Cape (4%) and Mpumalanga and North West (2% each), and Limpopo and Northern Cape (each 1%).

There were 68 hospital admissions in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of patients admitted to 2,232.

The NICD reported that the proportion of positive n your cases compared to the total testing done Tuesday was 17.6% compared to 21.0% on Monday.

“The 7-day moving average today is 20.6% , and is lower than yesterday (20.7%). The number of seven-day-a-day moving average cases has increased,” the institute said.

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