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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (22 AUGUST 2021)

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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (22 AUGUST 2021)

Today the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD),reports 10 748 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 690 973.  This increase represents a 20.7% positivity rate. As per the National Department of Health, a further 170 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 79 421 to date.

16 003 114 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

SectorTotal testedNew tested
PRIVATE8,793,62755%21,04741%
PUBLIC7,209,48745%30,78359%
Total16,003,114 51,830 

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

The majority of new cases today are from KwaZulu-Natal (31%), followed by Western Cape (22%). Eastern Cape accounted for 16%; Gauteng accounted for 10%; Mpumalanga accounted 6%; Free State and Northern Cape accounted for 5% each; North West accounted for 4%; and Limpopo accounted for 2% of today’s new cases.

The cumulative number of cases by province is shown in the table below:

ProvinceTotal cases for 21 August 2021Adjusted numbers after harmonisationUpdated total cases on 21 August  2021New cases on 22 August 2021Total cases for 22 August 2021Percentage total
Eastern Cape253 2301253 2311 704254 9359.5
Free State141 6032141 605515142 1205.3
Gauteng897 182-23897 1591 022898 18133.4
KwaZulu-Natal450 7810450 7813 369454 15016.9
Limpopo118 0714118 075215118 2904.4
Mpumalanga139 55810139 568690140 2585.2
North West139 4383139 441409139 8505.2
Northern Cape76 235376 23848876 7262.9
Western Cape464 1270464 1272 336466 46317.3
Total2 680 22502 680 22510 7482 690 973100.0

THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The total number of cases today (n= 10 748) is lower than yesterday (n= 13 261) and lower than the average number of new cases per day over the 7 preceding days (n= 12 198). The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has increased.

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HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS
There has been an increase of 219 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
Private255187 27334  0306 370
Public409209 22350 7157 140
TOTAL664396 49684 74513 510


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