Today the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD),reports 2,409 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3, 528, 463. This increase represents a 14% positivity rate.
As per the National Department of Health, a further 77 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 92,530 to date.
21,570,563 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.
|Sector||Total tested||New tested|
The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (34%), followed by Western Cape (23%). Kwa-Zulu Natal accounted for 21%; Free State accounted for 5%; Eastern Cape & Mpumalanga each accounted for 4% respectively; North West & Northern Cape each accounted for 3% respectively; and Limpopo accounted for 2% of today’s new cases respectively.
The cumulative number of cases by province is shown in the table below:
|Province||Total cases for 09 January 2022||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 09 January 2022||New cases on 10 January 2022||Total cases for 10 January 2022||Percentage total|
THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The proportion of positive new cases/total new tested today is 14.0% which is lower than yesterday (17.6%). The 7-day average is 19.2% today, which is lower than yesterday (19.8%).
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There has been an increase of 177 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours. The following table is a summary of reported COVID-19 admissions by sector.
|Died to Date||Currently Admitted|
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