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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (02 OCTOBER 2021)

by centra

Today the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) reports 1,306 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,905,613. This increase represents a 4.0% positivity rate.

As per the National Department of Health, a further 48 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 87,753 to date.  17,760,235 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

SectorTotal testedNew tested
PRIVATE9 573 63553.9%16 07949.6%
PUBLIC8 186 60046.1%16 32550.4%
Total17 760 235 32 404 


PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

The majority of new cases today are from Western Cape (22%), followed by KwaZulu-Natal (18%). Gauteng Province accounted for 14%; Eastern Cape accounted for 13%; Free State accounted for 11%; Northern Cape accounted for 9%; Mpumalanga accounted for 6%; North West accounted for 4%, and Limpopo accounted for 2% of today’s new cases.

The cumulative number of cases by province is shown in the table below:

ProvinceTotal cases for 01 October 2021Adjusted numbers after harmonisationUpdated total cases on 01 October 2021New cases on 02 October 2021Total cases for 02 October 2021Percentage total
Eastern Cape290,6030290,603168290,77110.0
Free State161,5070161,507145161,6525.6
Gauteng916,571-3916,568183916,75131.6
KwaZulu-Natal512,1340512,134238512,37217.6
Limpopo121,8581121,85929121,8884.2
Mpumalanga150,9731150,97477151,0515.2
North West149,5660149,56657149,6235.1
Northern Cape90,882190,88312491,0073.1
Western Cape510,2130510,213285510,49817.6
Total2,904,30702,904,30713062,905,613100.0


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

The total number of cases today (n=1 306) is lower than yesterday (n=1 635) and lower than the average number of new cases per day over the 7 preceding days (n=1 377).

The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has decreased

1 Oct

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HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS
There has been an increase of 51 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
Private258199,08736,6533,380
Public409231,03656,3122,960
TOTAL667430,12392,9656,340

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

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