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Epi Week: 09/05/2022 - 15/05/2022

Most Recent Epi Data 15/05/2022
Most Recent Testing Data 15/05/2022
Current Situation

South Africa has a high test-case ratio adjusted incidence, and incidence has increased week-over-week. The reported death rate is high, and deaths have increased week-over-week.

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Warning Level 4: Red

A very widespread or fast-growing outbreak.

Warning Level 4: Red

Test-case ratio adjusted incidence

(New cases/1M/week)

4,158.7

Warning Level 4: Red

Trend in incidence rate

(Week-over-week change)

10.5%

Warning Level 4: Red

Test positivity

(14 day average)

24.5%

Variants of Concern Detected
Alpha(B.1.1.7), Beta(B.1.351), Gamma(P1), Delta(B.1.617.2), Omicron(B.1.1.529)

For more information on variants, visit Africa CDC Institute of Pathogen Genomics’ SARS-CoV-2 sequencing dashboard.

Cumulative Cases Daily Cases (7d Avg) Cumulative Deaths Daily Deaths (7d Avg) Cumulative Tests Daily Tests (7d Avg)
3,891,793 7,201 100,755 33.1 24,885,511 29,935

Cases

Tests

Test Positivity

Deaths

Cumulative Case Fatality

Public Health and Social Measures

PHSM data source | Mobility data source

Cases Tightening restrictions   Loosening restrictions
PHSM Stringency Index
Mobility change*
* in retail and recreation compared to baseline (3 Jan – 6 Feb 2020)
PHSM Timeline

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