Today the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) reports 947 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,914,827. This increase represents a 2.7% positivity rate. As per the National Department of Health, a further 40 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 88,506 to date.
18,090,841 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 KwaZulu-Natal (25%), followed by Western Cape accounting for 20%. Gauteng accounted for 14%; Northern Cape accounted for 12%; Free State accounted for 11%; Eastern Cape accounted for 8%; North West accounted for 6%; Mpumalanga accounted for 4%; and Limpopo accounted for 1% of today’s new cases. The cumulative number of cases by province is shown in the table below:
|Province||Total cases for 13 Oct 2021||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 13 Oct 2021||New cases on 14 Oct 2021||Total cases for 14 Oct 2021||Percentage total|
THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The total number of cases today (n= 947) is higher than yesterday (n= 942) and higher than the average number of new cases per day over the 7 preceding days (n= 724).
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There has been an increase of 84 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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