The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) shared the latest update of Covid-19, which brings the total number of confirmed cases in South Africa to 3,722,954.
The 7-day average is 5.8% (versus 5.8% on Saturday).
Covid-19 in South Africa
New cases and deaths
According to the NICD, 889 new cases of Covid-19 have been identified in South Africa. This increase represents a positive rate of 5.3% (5.4% on Saturday).
The cumulative number of Covid-19 detected is now 3,722,954. Meanwhile, the National Department of Health (NDoH) reported four deaths, bringing the total to 100,050.
However, only one death has occurred in the past 24-48 hours; the department is still clearing the backlog of Covid-19 mortality cases.
Although hospitalization rates are low, senior CSIR researcher Ridhwaan Suliman notes a “slight increase in case numbers and test positive rates.”
Hospital admissions and recoveries
There has been an increase of 4 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours, while the total number of healed now stands at 3,611,123.
This shows a 97% recovery rate. South Africa currently has 11,781 active cases, 961 fewer Saturday 12.742.
In total, 23,909,698 tests were conducted. Starting at 5:00 pm on April 2nd, 33,818,517 doses of vaccine had been administered.
Most of the new Covid-19 cases came from Gauteng (42%), followed by KwaZulu-Natal (25%) and Western Cape (19%).
Eastern Cape accounted for 5%, followed by Free State with 4% of all cases, while Mpumalanga accounted for 3%.
The northwestern province accounted for 2%, while Limpopo accounted for 1%. The Northern Cape percentage dropped to <1%.
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Global AFP reporting.