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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (11 AUGUST 2021)

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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (11 AUGUST 2021)

Today the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) reports 7,502 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,554,240. This increase represents an 18.9% positivity rate. As per the National Department of Health, a further 573 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 75,774 to date.

15,363,298 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

SectorTotal testedNew tested
Private8,508,62555%22,05556%
Public6,854,67345%17,58444%
Total15,363,29839,639

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN
The majority of new cases today are from KwaZulu-Natal (26%), followed by Western Cape (23%). Gauteng Province accounted for 17%; Eastern Cape accounted for 13%; Free State accounted for 6%; Mpumalanga and North West each accounted for 5% respectively; Limpopo Province accounted for 3% and Northern Cape accounted for 2% of today’s new cases. The cumulative number of cases by province is shown in the table below:

ProvinceTotal cases for 10 Aug 2021Adjusted numbers after harmonisationUpdated total cases on10 Aug 2021New cases on11 Aug 2021Total cases for11 Aug 2021Percentage total
Eastern Cape236,6210236,621999237,6209.3
Free State133,6711133,672454134,1265.3
Gauteng880,672-28880,6441,273881,91734.5
KwaZulu-Natal415,5700415,5701,979417,54916.3
Limpopo114,7600114,760236114,9964.5
Mpumalanga131,9715131,976379132,3555.2
North West133,30122133,323343133,6665.2
Northern Cape70,976070,97613371,1092.8
Western Cape429,220-24429,1961,706430,90216.9
Unknown000000.0
Total2,546,762-242,546,7387,5022,554,240100.0

THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The total number of cases today (n=7 502) is higher than yesterday (n= 6 590) and lower than the average number of new cases per day over the 7 preceding days (n=10 098). The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has decreased.

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HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS
There has been an increase of 459 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
Private257181,17932,7297,268
Public411199,53048,3207,475
TOTAL668380,70981,04914,743

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

Thank you for your interest and remember that adhering to preventative measures limits your risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19. – NICD


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