Today the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), reports 6,762 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3, 540,891. This increase represents a 15.5% positivity rate.
As per the National Department of Health, a further 181 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 92,830 to date.
21,654,544 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 Western Cape (28%), followed by Gauteng (22%). Kwa-Zulu Natal accounted for 18%; Eastern Cape accounted for 11%; Limpopo accounted for 5%; Free State, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape and North West each accounted for 4% respectively of today’s new cases.
The cumulative number of cases by province is shown in the table below:
|Province||Total cases for 11 January 2022||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 11 January 2022||New cases on 12 January 2022||Total cases for 12 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 15.5% which is higher than yesterday (14.0%). The 7-day average is 17.3% today, which is lower than yesterday (18.3%).
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There has been an increase of 316 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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