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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (26 JANUARY 2022)

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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (26 JANUARY 2022)

Today the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), reports 4,514 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3,590,399. This increase represents a 10.6% positivity rate.

Due to the ongoing audit exercise by the National Department of Health (NDoH), there may be a backlog of COVID-19 mortality cases reported. Today, the NDoH reports 94 deaths and of these, 20 occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 94,491 to date.

22,120,335 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

SectorTotal testedNew tested
Private11,962,03154.1%24,65257.8%
Public10,158,30445.9%18,03442.2%
Total22,120,335100.0%42,686100.0%

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN
The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (30%), followed by Western Cape (14%). Kwa-Zulu Natal accounted for 13%; Mpumalanga accounted for 11%; Limpopo accounted for 10%; North West accounted for 9%; Free State accounted for 6%; Eastern Cape accounted for 5%; and Northern Cape accounted for 2% of today’s new cases. The cumulative number of cases by province are shown in the table below:

ProvinceTotal cases for 25 January 2022Adjusted numbers after harmonisationUpdated total cases on 25 January 2022New cases on 26 January 2022Total cases for26 January 2022Percentage total
Eastern Cape340,0809340,089214340,3039.5
Free State195,6111195,612254195,8665.5
Gauteng1,162,13231,162,1351,3761,163,51132.4
KwaZulu-Natal640,347-29640,318567640,88517.8
Limpopo148,5602148,562472149,0344.2
Mpumalanga182,8072182,809490183,2995.1
North West184,6121184,613388185,0015.2
Northern Cape106,5450106,545108106,6533.0
Western Cape625,1948625,202645625,84717.4
Total3,585,888-33,585,8854,5143,590,399100.0

THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The proportion of positive new cases/total new tested today is 10.6%, which is higher than yesterday (8.8%). The 7-day average is 9.4% today, and is the same as yesterday (9.4%).

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HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS
There has been an increase of 183 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
Private259224,50038,7862,609
Public407270,71961,1533,426
TOTAL666495,21999,9396,035

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


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