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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (25 DECEMBER 2021)

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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (25 DECEMBER 2021)

Today the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), reports 14,828 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3,407,937. This increase represents a 25.7% positivity rate. 

As per the National Department of Health, a further 30 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 90,773 to date.

21,038,633 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

SectorTotal testedNew tested
Private11,349,55453.9%34,31159.5%
Public9,689,07946.1%23,33240.5%
Total21,038,633100.0%57,643100.0%


PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

The majority of new cases today are from Western Cape (25%), followed by KwaZulu-Natal (24%). Gauteng accounted for 19%; Eastern Cape accounted for 12% and Free State 5%. Mpumalanga and North West each accounted for 4%, Limpopo and Northern Cape each accounted for 3% of today’s new cases. The cumulative number of cases by province are shown in the table below:

ProvinceTotal cases for 24 December 2021Adjusted numbers after harmonisationUpdated total cases on 24 December 2021New cases on 25 December 2021Total cases for 25 December 2021Percentage total
Eastern Cape320,3991320,4001,720322,1209.5
Free State186,3350186,335759187,0945.5
Gauteng1,122,083201,122,1032,7691,124,87233.0
KwaZulu-Natal595,41315595,4283,601599,02917.6
Limpopo139,43120139,451487139,9384.1
Mpumalanga174,333-60174,273647174,9205.1
North West176,8131176,814585177,3995.2
Northern Cape100,290-2100,288511100,7993.0
Western Cape578,0125578,0173,749581,76617.1
Total3,393,10903,393,10914,8283,407,937100.0


THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE

The proportion of positive new cases/total new tested today is 25.7% which is lower than yesterday (29.4%). The 7-day average is 29.0% today, which is lower than yesterday (29.4%).

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HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS
There has been an increase of 80 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
Private259212,86737,7733,342
Public407251,68558,2055,747
TOTAL666464,55295,9789,089

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


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