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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (14 DECEMBER 2021)

by centra

Today the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD),  reports 23,884 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3,204,642. This increase represents a 34.9% positivity rate. As per the National Department of Health, a further 24 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 90,172 to date. 

20,352,343 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

SectorTotal testedNew tested
Private10,961,41953.9%29,99943.8%
Public9,390,92446.1%38,43856.2%
Total20,352,343  100.0%68,437 100.0%

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN
The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (36%), followed by KwaZulu-Natal (22%). Western Cape accounted for 13%; Eastern Cape accounted for 7%; Free State and North West each accounted for 6% respectively; Mpumalanga accounted for 5%; Limpopo accounted for 3%; and Northern Cape accounted for 1% of today’s new cases. The cumulative number of cases by province are shown in the table below:

ProvinceTotal cases for 13 December 2021Adjusted numbers after harmonisationUpdated total cases on 13 December 2021New cases on 14 December 2021Total cases for14 December 2021Percentage total
Eastern Cape300,7240300,7241,744302,4689.4
Free State173,3480173,3481,409174,7575.5
Gauteng1,069,565-271,069,5388,6851,078,22333.6
KwaZulu-Natal543,0450543,0455,205548,25017.1
Limpopo131,5970131,597767132,3644.1
Mpumalanga164,2050164,2051,108165,3135.2
North West165,4620165,4621,453166,9155.2
Northern Cape95,286095,28633395,6193.0
Western Cape537,5530537,5533,180540,73316.9
Total3,180,785-273,180,75823,8843,204,642100.0

THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The proportion of positive new cases/total new tested today is 34,9% which is higher than yesterday (31,0%). The 7-day average is 27,2% today, which is higher than yesterday (25,8 %).14Dec

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HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS
There has been an increase of 599 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
Private258207,04037,5372,800
Public407243,47057,5824,095
TOTAL665450,51095,1196,895

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

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