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

by centra

Today the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD)reports 453 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 917 255. This increase represents a 1.6% positivity rate.

As per the National Department of Health, a further 50 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 88 674 to date.

 18 217 612 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

SectorTotal testedNew tested
PRIVATE                 9 818 92154%16 03257%
PUBLIC8 398 69146%12 30743%
Total18 217 612 28 339 

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

The majority of new cases today are from KwaZulu-Natal (23%), followed by Gauteng Province (21%), and Western Cape (19%). Free State accounted for 10%; Mpumalanga accounted for 9%; Northern Cape accounted for 7%; North West accounted for 6%; Eastern Cape accounted for 5%; 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 18 October 2021Adjusted numbers after harmonisationUpdated total cases on 18 October 2021New cases on 19 October 2021Total cases for 19 October 2021Percentage total
Eastern Cape29198012919812429200510.0
Free State162850-4162846461628925.6
Gauteng91853619185379491863131.5
KwaZulu-Natal514623051462310351472617.6
Limpopo122129012212961221354.2
Mpumalanga1516060151606401516465.2
North West1502952150297261503235.2
Northern Cape92014-19201330920433.2
Western Cape51277005127708451285417.6
Total2916803-129168024532917255100.0

 THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The proportion of positive new cases/total new tested today is 1.6% which is higher than yesterday (1.4%). The 7-day average is 2.1% today, which is the same as yesterday. The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has decreased.


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HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS
There has been an increase of 56 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
Private258200,30136,9512,883
Public408232,91556,7371,930
TOTAL666433,21693,6884,813

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

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