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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (26 SEPTEMBER 2021)

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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (26 SEPTEMBER 2021)

Today the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) reports 967 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,896,943. This increase represents a 5.0% positivity rate.

As per the National Department of Health, a further 51 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 87,052  to date. 17,572,675 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

SectorTotal testedNew tested
PRIVATE9,481,08354%10,98757%
PUBLIC8,091,59246%8,17343%
Total17,572,675 19,160 

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

The majority of new cases today are from KwaZulu-Natal (28%), followed by Eastern Cape (17%). Western Cape accounted for 12%; Free State accounted for 10%; Gauteng Province, North West and Northern Cape each accounted for 8% respectively; Mpumalanga accounted for 7% 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 25 September 2021Adjusted numbers after harmonisationUpdated total cases on 25 September 2021New cases on 26 September 2021Total cases for 26 September 2021Percentage total
Eastern Cape289,5820289,582169289,75110.0
Free State160,5840160,58495160,6795.5
Gauteng915,5270915,52782915,60931.6
KwaZulu-Natal510,0650510,065272510,33717.6
Limpopo121,7420121,74210121,7524.2
Mpumalanga150,5780150,57869150,6475.2
North West149,1000149,10081149,1815.1
Northern Cape90,198090,1987490,2723.1
Western Cape508,6000508,600115508,71517.6
Unknown000000.0
Total2,895,97602,895,9769672,896,943100.0

THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The total number of cases today (n= 967) is lower than yesterday (n= 1 634) and lower than the average number of new cases per day over the 7 preceding days (n= 2 045). 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
Private258198,28836,4793,578
Public409229,21455,8173,594
TOTAL667427,50292,2967,172

VACCINE UPDATE

For updates on the national vaccine programme, click hereThank you for your interest and remember that adhering to preventative measures limits your risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19. For more information on COVID-19, click here.


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