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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (03 AUGUST 2021)

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LATEST CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (3 AUGUST 2021)

Today the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) reports 8 988 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 470 746. This increase represents a 19.8% positivity rate.

As per the National Department of Health, a further 555 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 72 992 to date.

14 971 894 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

SectorTotal testedNew tested
PRIVATE8 325 66856%20 53720 537
PUBLIC6 646 22644%24 77524 775
Total14 971 894 45 312 


PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN
The majority of new cases today are from Western Cape and Gauteng which accounted for (25%) each, followed by KwaZulu-Natal (19%) Eastern Cape accounted for 9%; Mpumalanga accounted for 6%; North West accounted for 5%; Free State and Limpopo accounted for 4% each; and Northern Cape accounted for 2% of today’s new cases

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

ProvinceTotal cases for 02 August 2021Adjusted numbers after harmonisationUpdated total cases on 02 August  2021New cases on 03 August 2021Total cases for 03 August 2021Percentage total
Eastern Cape22919802291988282300269,3
Free State12979101297913871301785,3
Gauteng864547-28864519226786678635,1
KwaZulu-Natal3983472398349169740004616,2
Limpopo111955-41119513751123264,5
Mpumalanga12632351263285391268675,1
North West128807261288334791293125,2
Northern Cape68065-468061183682442,8
Western Cape4047253404728223340696116,5
Unknown000000,0
Total24617580246175889882470746100,0


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

 The total number of cases today (n= 8 988) is higher than yesterday (n= 5 575) and lower than the average number of new cases per day over the 7 preceding days (n= 11 430)

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

7-day moving average number of new cases by province and date of reporting, 12 April 2020 to date, South Africa.

For more detailed information, visit the GIS Dashboard.

HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS
There has been an increase of 636 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours. The following table is a summary of reported COVID-19 admissions by sector.

SectorFacilities ReportingAdmissionsto DateDied to DateCurrently Admitted
Private257176 51931 5997 946
Public412193 24646 5907 842
TOTAL669369 76578 18915 788


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

Thank you for your interest and remember that adhering to preventative measures limits your risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19. -NICD


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