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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA(17 FEBRUARY 2022)  

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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA(17 FEBRUARY 2022)  

Today the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), reports 3,056 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3,652,024. This increase represents an 8.8% 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 435 deaths and of these, 17 occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 97,955 to date.

22,796,653 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

SectorTotal testedNew tested
Private12,362,34854.2%18,61753.9%
Public10,434,30545.8%15,91946.1%
Total22,796,653100.0%34,536100.0%

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN
The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (37%), followed by Western Cape (18%). Kwa-Zulu Natal accounted for 14%; North West accounted for 10%; Mpumalanga accounted for 8%; Free State accounted for 5%; Eastern Cape accounted for 4%; Limpopo accounted for 3%; 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 16 Feb 2022Adjusted numbers after harmonisationUpdated total cases on 16 Feb 2022New cases on 17 Feb 2022Total cases for17 Feb 2022Percentage total
Eastern Cape342,5200342,520107342,6279.4
Free State199,3710199,371151199,5225.5
Gauteng1,183,43001,183,4301,1291,184,55932.4
KwaZulu-Natal648,4400648,440414648,85417.8
Limpopo153,8070153,80793153,9004.2
Mpumalanga189,3360189,336253189,5895.2
North West189,0841189,085313189,3985.2
Northern Cape107,885-3107,88260107,9423.0
Western Cape635,0952635,097536635,63317.4
Total3,648,96803,648,9683,0563,652,024100.0

THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The proportion of positive new cases/total new tested today is 8.8%, which is lower than yesterday (9.7%). The 7-day average is 8.2% today, and is the same as yesterday (8.2%).

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HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS
There has been an increase of 92 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
Private259228,69039,0521,900
Public407275,39961,8851,800
TOTAL666504,089100,9373,700

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


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