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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (27 JANUARY 2022) 

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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (27 JANUARY 2022) 

Today the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) reports 4,100 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3 594 499. This increase represents a 10.5% 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 160 deaths and of these, 34 occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 94,651 to date.

22,159,247 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

SectorTotal testedNew tested
Private11,983,03454.1%21,00354.0%
Public10,176,21345.9%17,90946.0%
Total22,159,247100.0%38,912100.0%

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN
The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (29%), followed by Western Cape (15%). Kwa-Zulu Natal accounted for 13%; Limpopo and Mpumalanga each accounted for 12% respectively; North West accounted for 8%; Free State accounted for 5%; Eastern Cape accounted for 4%; 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 26 January 2022Adjusted numbers after harmonisationUpdated total cases on 26 January 2022New cases on 27 January 2022Total cases for27 January 2022Percentage total
Eastern Cape340,303-4340,299174340,4739,5
Free State195,8661195,867200196,0675,5
Gauteng1,163,51111,163,5121,1701,164,68232,4
KwaZulu-Natal640,8850640,885550641,43517,8
Limpopo149,0340149,034484149,5184,2
Mpumalanga183,2990183,299507183,8065,1
North West185,0012185,003317185,3205,2
Northern Cape106,6530106,65378106,7313,0
Western Cape625,8470625,847620626,46717,4
Total3,590,39903,590,3994,1003,594,499100.0

THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The proportion of positive new cases/total new tested today is 10.5%, which is lower than yesterday (10.6%). The 7-day average is 9.3% today, and is lower than yesterday (9.4%).

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HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS
There has been an increase of 152 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
Private259224,77438,8022,608
Public407271,13361,2483,258
TOTAL666495,907100,0505,886

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

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