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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (06 DECEMBER 2021)

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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (06 DECEMBER 2021)

Today the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) reports 6 381 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3 038 075. This increase represents a 26.4% positivity rate. 

As per the National Department of Health, a further COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 89 975 to date.

19 785 993 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

SectorTotal testedNew tested
Private10,652,01053.8%21,11287.4%
Public9,133,98346.2%3,04712.6%
Total19,785,993 24,159 

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (70%), followed by KwaZulu-Natal (10%). Western Cape accounted for 6%; Mpumalanga accounted for 5%; Limpopo accounted for 3%; Free State and North West each accounted for 2%; Eastern Cape and Northern Cape each accounted for 1% of today’s new cases. The cumulative number of cases by province is shown in the table below:

ProvinceTotal cases for 05 December 2021Adjusted numbers after harmonisationUpdated total cases on 05 December 2021New cases on 06 December 2021Total cases for 06 December 2021Percentage total
Eastern Cape2943460294346782944249.7
Free State16686901668691151669845.5
Gauteng99241013992423448899691132.8
KwaZulu-Natal522286052228663552292117.2
Limpopo125908-111258971931260904.2
Mpumalanga156594-21565923371569295.2
North West15700001570001431571435.2
Northern Cape9370309370336937393.1
Western Cape522578052257835652293417.2
Total30316940303169463813038075100.0

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

The proportion of positive new cases/total new tested today is 26.4% which is higher than yesterday (23.8%). The 7-day average is 21.1% today, which is higher than yesterday (18.8%). The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has increased.

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HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS
There has been an increase of 175 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
Private258202723374121745
Public407238345573311772
TOTAL665441068947433517

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


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