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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (31 AUGUST 2021)

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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (31 AUGUST 2021)

Today the institute reports 7,086 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,777,659. This increase represents a 14.4% positivity rate. As per the National Department of Health, a further 431 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 82,261 to date. 16,475,179 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

SectorTotal testedNew tested
Private8,984,70355%19,63640%
Public7,490,47645%29,53260%
Total16,475,17949,168

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN
The majority of new cases today are from KwaZulu-Natal (25%), followed by Eastern Cape (22%). Western Cape accounted for 17%; Free State accounted for 10%; Gauteng Province accounted for 8%; Northern Cape accounted for 7%; Mpumalanga accounted for 4%; North West accounted for 3%; and Limpopo Province accounted for 2% of today’s new cases. The cumulative number of cases by province is shown in the table below:

ProvinceTotal cases for 30 Aug 2021Adjusted numbers after harmonisationUpdated total cases on30 Aug 2021New cases on 31 Aug 2021Total cases for 31 Aug 2021Percentage total
Eastern Cape267,28014267,2941,585268,8799.7
Free State147,9732147,975732148,7075.4
Gauteng904,939-21904,918571905,48932.6
KwaZulu-Natal478,175-26478,1491,803479,95217.3
Limpopo119,7684119,772145119,9174.3
Mpumalanga144,4140144,414306144,7205.2
North West143,00426143,030201143,2315.2
Northern Cape81,058-381,05552381,5782.9
Western Cape483,9642483,9661,220485,18617.5
Unknown000000.0
Total2,770,575-22,770,5737,0862,777,659100.0

THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The total number of cases today (n= 7 086) is higher than yesterday (n= 5 644) and lower than the average number of new cases per day over the 7 preceding days (n= 9 816). The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has decreased.

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HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS
There has been an increase of 404 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
Private255191,57034,9045,972
Public409217,11952,8506,661
TOTAL664408,68987,75412,663

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

“Thank you for your interest and remember that adhering to preventative measures limits your risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19”. -nicd


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