Today the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), reports 11,754 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3,458,286. This increase represents a 27.2% positivity rate. As per the National Department of Health, a further 84 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 91,145 to date.
21,231,024 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.
|Sector||Total tested||New tested|
The majority of new cases today are from Western Cape (26%), followed by Kwa-Zulu Natal (25%). Gauteng accounted for 18%; Eastern Cape accounted for 12%; Free State accounted for 5%; Limpopo and Mpumalanga each accounted for 4% respectively; North West and Northern Cape each accounted for 3% respectively. The cumulative number of cases by province are shown in the table below:
|Province||Total cases for 30 December 2021||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 30 December 2021||New cases on 31 December 2021||Total cases for31 December 2021||Percentage total|
THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The proportion of positive new cases/total new tested today is 27.2% which is lower than yesterday (28.1%). The 7-day average is 25.7% today, which is lower than yesterday (26.0%).
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There has been an increase of 418 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours. The following table is a summary of reported COVID-19 admissions by sector.
|Died to Date||Currently Admitted|
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