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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (24 OCTOBER 2021)

by centra

Today the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) reports 300 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 919 632. This increase represents a 1.4% positivity rate.

As per the National Department of Health, a further 11COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 88 925 to date.

18 364 359 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

SectorTotal testedNew tested
PRIVATE9,895,21654%12,79259%
PUBLIC8,469,14346%8,75941%
Total18,364,359 21,551 

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

The majority of new cases today are from KwaZulu-Natal (23%), followed by Gauteng Province and Western Cape (19% each). Northern Cape accounted for 10%; Eastern Cape accounted for 9%; North West and Mpumalanga accounted for 6% each; Free State accounted for 5%; and Limpopo accounted for 3% of today’s new cases.

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

ProvinceTotal cases for 23 October 2021Adjusted numbers after harmonisationUpdated total cases on 23 October 2021New cases on 24 October 2021Total cases for 24 October 2021Percentage total
Eastern Cape29216302921632729219010.0
Free State1631821163183141631975.6
Gauteng91889419188955791895231.5
KwaZulu-Natal51516405151646951523317.6
Limpopo122181012218191221904.2
Mpumalanga1517850151785181518035.2
North West150486-2150484181505025.2
Northern Cape9224109224131922723.2
Western Cape51323605132365751329317.6
Total2919332029193323002919632100.0

THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The total number of cases today (n=300) is lower than yesterday (n=449) and lower than the average number of cases per day over the 7 preceding days (n=434). The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has decreased.

For more detailed information, visit the GIS Dashboard.

HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS
There has been an increase of 12 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
Private258200,48337,0682,507
Public408233,33456,8551,751
TOTAL666433,81793,9234,258

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

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