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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (05 OCTOBER 2021)

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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (05 OCTOBER 2021)

Today the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) reports 768 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 907 619. This increase represents a 2.7% positivity rate.

As per the National Department of Health, a further 103 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 87 922 to date.

 17 828 983 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

SectorTotal testedNew tested
PRIVATE9 613 46753.9%16 15156.6%
PUBLIC8 215 51646.1%12 39843.4%
Total17 828 983 28 549 

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

The majority of new cases today are from KwaZulu-Natal (25%), followed by Western Cape (20%)

Gauteng Province accounted for 17%; Eastern Cape and Free State accounted for 8% each; Mpumalanga & North West accounted for 7% each; Northern Cape accounted for 6%; and Limpopo accounted for 3% of today’s new cases. The cumulative number of cases by province is shown in the table below:

ProvinceTotal cases for 04 October 2021Adjusted numbers after harmonisationUpdated total cases on 04 October 2021New cases on 05 October 2021Total cases for 05 October 2021Percentage total
Eastern Cape29093822909406529100510.0
Free State1617630161763601618235.6
Gauteng916930-391692712791705431.5
KwaZulu-Natal512639-251263719351283017.6
Limpopo1219060121906201219264.2
Mpumalanga1510901151091511511425.2
North West1497150149715531497685.2
Northern Cape9112309112348911713.1
Western Cape510747251074915151090017.6
Total2906851029068517682907619100.0

THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The total number of cases today (n=768) is higher than yesterday (n=429) and lower than the average number of new cases per day over the 7 preceding days (n=1 247). The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has decreased.

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HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS
There has been an increase of 110 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
Private258199,36336,7253,281
Public409231,57256,4572,755
TOTAL667430,93593,1826,036

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


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