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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA(01 MARCH 2022)    

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Today the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), reports 1,649 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3 675 691. This increase represents a 6.3% 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 18 deaths, and of these, 6 occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 99,430 to date.

23 111 817 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

SectorTotal testedNew tested
Private12,548,69454.3%16,16361.3%
Public10,563,12345.7%10,19738.7%
Total23,111,817100.0%26,360100.0%

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng Province (37%), followed by KwaZulu-Natal and Western Cape, each accounting for 20% and 19%, respectively. Mpumalanga accounted for 7%; Free State, Eastern Cape and North West each accounted for 4%; Limpopo accounted for 3% and Northern Cape for 2% of today’s new cases. The cumulative number of cases by province are shown in the table below:

ProvinceTotal cases for 28 February 2022Adjusted numbers after harmonisationUpdated total cases on 28 February 2022New cases on 01 March 2022Total cases for 01 March 2022Percentage total
Eastern Cape3433941343395743434699.3
Free State2006735200678642007425.5
Gauteng1192902-31192899606119350532.5
KwaZulu-Natal652034065203433765237117.7
Limpopo1545818154589551546444.2
Mpumalanga19127031912731091913825.2
North West190973-20190953651910185.2
Northern Cape1082864108290311083212.9
Western Cape639929263993130864023917.4
Total36740420367404216493675691100.0

THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE

The proportion of positive new cases/total new tested today is 6.3%, which is higher than yesterday (5.7%). The 7-day average is 7.4% today, which is higher than yesterday (7.2%). The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has decreased.

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HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS
There has been an increase of 49 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
Private259229669391211375
Public407276911619511512
TOTAL6665065801010722887

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

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