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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (09 OCTOBER 2021)

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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (09 OCTOBER 2021)

Today the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) reports 816 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 911 497. This increase represents a 2.8% positivity rate.

As per the National Department of Health, a further 56 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 88 292 to date.

 17 960 260 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

SectorTotal testedNew tested
PRIVATE                9 679 44753.9%14 67050.2%
PUBLIC8 280 81346.1%14 55649.8%
Total17 960 260 29 226 

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

The majority of new cases today are from KwaZulu-Natal (20%), followed by Gauteng Province (19%). Western Cape accounted for 17%; Eastern Cape accounted for 12%; FS accounted for 11%; Northern Cape accounted for 10%; North West accounted for 5%; Mpumalanga accounted for 4%; 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 08 October 2021Adjusted numbers after harmonisationUpdated total cases on 08 October 2021New cases on 09 October 2021Total cases for 09 October 2021Percentage total
Eastern Cape29136902913699529146410.0
Free State1621800162180861622665.6
Gauteng917499-191749815291765031.5
KwaZulu-Natal513408051340816751357517.6
Limpopo1219950121995231220184.2
Mpumalanga1513130151313291513425.2
North West1499351149936391499755.2
Northern Cape9143109143184915153.1
Western Cape511551051155114151169217.6
Unknown000000.0
Total2910681029106818162911497100.0

THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The total number of cases today (n= 816) is lower than yesterday (n= 924) and lower than the average number of new cases per day over the 7 preceding days (n= 841). 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 29 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
Private258199673367973110
Public409232269565972435
TOTAL667431,94293,3945,545

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


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