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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (01 JANUARY 2022)

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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (01 JANUARY 2022)

Today the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD),reports 9 818 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3 468 079. This increase represents a 26.6% positivity rate. 

As per the National Department of Health, a further 53 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 91 198 to date.

21 267 879 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

SectorTotal testedNew tested
Private11,473,13553.9%18,10049.1%
Public9,794,74446.1%18,75550.9%
Total21,267,879 36,855 

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

The majority of new cases today are from KwaZulu-Natal and Western Cape (26% each), followed by Gauteng (17%) Eastern Cape accounted for 12%; Free State and Mpumalanga each accounted for 5%; Limpopo, North West and Northern Cape each accounted for 3% respectively of today’s new cases. The cumulative number of cases by province is shown in the table below:

ProvinceTotal cases for 31 December 2021Adjusted numbers after harmonisationUpdated total cases on 31 December 2021New cases on 01 January 2022Total cases for 01 January 2022Percentage total
Eastern Cape327872032787211703290429.5
Free State18955421895564891900455.5
Gauteng1134525-511345201673113619332.8
KwaZulu-Natal6124041612405257361497817.7
Limpopo141575-21415733401419134.1
Mpumalanga17684031768434601773035.1
North West179212-231791892851794745.2
Northern Cape102096-101020863061023923.0
Western Cape5942089594217252259673917.2
Total3458286-25345826198183468079100.0

THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE

The proportion of positive new cases/total new tested today is 26.6% which is lower than yesterday (27.2%).The 7-day average is 25.8% today, which is higher than yesterday (25.7%). The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has decreased.

28 Dec

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HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS
There has been an increase of 62 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours. The following table is a summary of reported COVID-19 admissions by sector.

SectorFacilities ReportingAdmissions
to Date
Died to DateCurrently Admitted
Private259216739380173522
Public407256561586645856
TOTAL666473300966819378

VACCINE UPDATE
For updates on the national vaccine programme, click here.


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