Today the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) reports 8,411 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,814,014. This increase represents a 15.5% positivity rate. As per the National Department of Health, a further 182COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 83,343 to date. 16,708,682 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 KwaZulu-Natal (30%), followed by Western Cape (21%). Eastern Cape accounted for 15%; Free State accounted for 9%, Gauteng Province and Northern Cape each accounted for 6% respectively; Mpumalanga and North West each accounted for 5% respectively; and Limpopo Province accounted for 2% of today’s new cases. The cumulative number of cases by province is shown in the table below:
|Province||Total cases for 03 Sep 2021||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 03 Sep 2021||New cases on 04 Sep 2021||Total cases for 04 Sep 2021||Percentage total|
THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The total number of cases today (n=8 411) is lower than yesterday (n= 9 199) and higher than the average number of new cases per day over the 7 preceding days (n=8 118). The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has decreased.
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There has been an increase of 255 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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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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