Today the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), reports 3 232 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3 475 512. This increase represents an 18.6% positivity rate.
As per the National Department of Health, a further 87 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 91 312 to date
21 304 188 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.
|Sector||Total tested||New tested|
The majority of new cases today are from GP (28%), followed by KZN (25%). WC accounted for 23%; EC accounted for 9%; FS accounted for 5%; NW accounted for 4%; MP accounted for 3%; with LP and NC each accounting for 2% respectively of today’s new cases.
|Province||Total cases for 02 January 2022||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 02 January 2022||New cases on 03 January 2022||Total cases for 03 January 2022||Percentage total|
THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The proportion of positive new cases/total new tested today is 18.6% which is lower than yesterday (23.1%). The 7-day average is 24.8% today, which is lower than yesterday (25.2%).
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There has been an increase of 127 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours. The following table is a summary of reported COVID-19 admissions by sector.
|Died to Date||Currently Admitted|
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