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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (15 SEPTEMBER 2021)

by centra

Today the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) reports 4 667 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 869 201.  This increase represents a 9.6% positivity rate.

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, continues to provide laboratory-based surveillance to inform the public health response towards COVID-19 in South Africa.

As per the National Department of Health, a further 166 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 85 468 to date.

17 191 349 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

SectorTotal testedNew tested
Private9,305,73054%23,43648%
Public7,885,61946%25,30952%
Total17,191,349 48,745 

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN
The majority of new cases today are from Western Cape (25%), followed by KwaZulu-Natal (23%). Eastern Cape accounted for 15%; Free State accounted for 11%; Gauteng Province accounted for 9%; Northern Cape accounted for 7%; North West accounted for 5%; 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:

ProvinceTotal cases for 14 September 2021Adjusted numbers after harmonisationUpdated total cases on 14 September 2021New cases on 15 September 2021Total cases for 15 September 2021Percentage total
Eastern Cape28474902847497182854679.9
Free State15703641570404991575395.5
Gauteng912326-1191231541491272931.8
KwaZulu-Natal5029590502959105850401717.6
Limpopo1213550121355591214144.2
Mpumalanga14899231489951861491815.2
North West14742351474282501476785.1
Northern Cape87228-887220304875243.1
Western Cape5024667502473117950365217.6
Total28645340286453446672869201100.0

THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The total number of cases today (n= 4 667) is higher than yesterday (n= 3 699) and higher than the average number of new cases per day over the 7 preceding days (n= 4 633). The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has decreased.

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HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS
There has been an increase of 270 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
Private255196 07235 9154 519
Public409226 11454 9925 134
TOTAL664422 18690 9079 653

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