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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (10 OCTOBER 2021)

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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (10 OCTOBER 2021)

Today the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) reports 648 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 912 145. This increase represents a 2.9% positivity rate.

As per the National Department of Health, a further 25 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 88 317 to date.

17 982 358 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

SectorTotal testedNew tested
PRIVATE                    9 692 12653.9%12 67957.4%
PUBLIC8 290 23246.1%9 41942.6%
Total17 982 358 22 098 

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

The majority of new cases today are from KwaZulu-Natal (18%), followed by Gauteng Province and Western Cape (17% each). Northern Cape accounted for 14%; Eastern Cape accounted for 11%; Free State accounted for 10%; Mpumalanga accounted for 7%; North West accounted for 5%; and Limpopo accounted for 1% of today’s new cases.

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

ProvinceTotal cases for 09 October 2021Adjusted numbers after harmonisationUpdated total cases on 09 October 2021New cases on 10 October 2021Total cases for 10 October 2021Percentage total
Eastern Cape29146412914657329153810.0
Free State1622660162266671623335.6
Gauteng917650091765010991775931.5
KwaZulu-Natal513575051357511451368917.6
Limpopo122018012201861220244.2
Mpumalanga1513420151342451513875.2
North West1499750149975321500075.2
Northern Cape91515-19151491916053.1
Western Cape511692051169211151180317.6
Total2911497029114976482912145100.0

THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The total number of cases today (n= 648) is lower than yesterday (n= 816) and lower than the average number of new cases per day over the 7 preceding days (n= 818). The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has decreased.

1 Oct

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


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