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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (07 OCTOBER 2021)

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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (07 OCTOBER 2021)

Today the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) reports 989 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 909 757. This increase represents a 2.9% positivity rate.

As per the National Department of Health, a further 123 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 88 104 to date.

17 898 602 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

SectorTotal testedNew tested
PRIVATE9 649 12153.9%16 79049.5%
PUBLIC8 249 48146.1%17 11450.5%
Total17 898 602 33 904 

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

The majority of new cases today are from KwaZulu-Natal (20%), followed by Western Cape (19%). Gauteng Province accounted for 16%; Eastern Cape accounted for 13%; Free State accounted for 11%; Northern Cape accounted for 10%; Mpumalanga and North West each accounted for 5% respectively; and Limpopo accounted for 2% of today’s new cases.

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

ProvinceTotal cases for 06 October 2021Adjusted numbers after harmonisationUpdated total cases on 06 October 2021New cases on 07 October 2021Total cases for 07 October 2021Percentage total
Eastern Cape291137029113713029126710.0
Free State16195501619551071620625.6
Gauteng917205-491720115691735731.5
KwaZulu-Natal513038051303819451323217.6
Limpopo1219400121940201219604.2
Mpumalanga1512173151220471512675.2
North West1498481149849521499015.2
Northern Cape9126909126997913663.1
Western Cape511159051115918651134517.6
Total2908768029087689892909757100.0

THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The total number of cases today (n= 989) is lower than yesterday (n=1 149) and lower than the average number of new cases per day over the 7 preceding days (n=1 012). The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has decreased.

For more detailed information, visit the GIS Dashboard.

HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS
There has been an increase of 113 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
Private258199,53736,7673,185
Public409232,10256,5732,523
TOTAL667431,63993,3405,708

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


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