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

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

Today the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) reports 5 372 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 829 435. This increase represents a 12.3% positivity rate. As per the National Department of Health, a further 282 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 83 899 to date.

16 822 706 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

    SectorTotal testedNew tested
PRIVATE9 129 69254%19 42445%
PUBLIC7 693 01446%24 20855%
Total16 822 706 43 632 


PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

The majority of new cases today are from KwaZulu-Natal (25%), followed by Eastern Cape (24%). Western Cape accounted for 18%; Free State accounted for 11%; Gauteng Province accounted for 9%; Mpumalanga & North West each accounted for 5% respectively; Northern Cape accounted for 3%, and Limpopo Province accounted for 1% of today’s new cases.

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

ProvinceTotal cases for 06 September 2021Adjusted numbers after harmonisationUpdated total cases on 06 September 2021New cases on 07 September 2021Total cases for 07 September 2021Percentage total
Eastern Cape276 9840276 9841 287278 2719,8
Free State152 8532152 855581153 4365,4
Gauteng908 9301908 931457909 38832,1
KwaZulu-Natal493 1340493 1341 348494 48217,5
Limpopo120 6870120 68779120 7664,3
Mpumalanga147 0190147 019250147 2695,2
North West145 4333145 436268145 7045,1
Northern Cape84 585-1384 57215484 7263,0
Western Cape494 4387494 445948495 39317,5
Total2 824 06302 824 0635 3722 829 435100,0

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

The total number of cases today (n=5 372) is higher than yesterday (n=4 118) and lower than the average number of new cases per day over the 7 preceding days (n=7 397).

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 302 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
Private255193 80135 4205 211
Public409221 83953 9346 218
TOTAL664415 64089 35411 429

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


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