The NICD reports 2,782 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3,618,853. This increase represents an 8.9% 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 221 deaths and of these, 14 occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 95,766 to date.
22,405,373 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 Gauteng (33%), followed by Western Cape (17%). Kwa-Zulu Natal accounted for 13%; Mpumalanga accounted for 10%; Limpopo accounted for 8%; North West accounted for 7%; Free State accounted for 6%; Eastern Cape 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:
|Province||Total cases for 03 February 2022||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 03 February 2022||New cases on 04 February 2022||Total cases for 04 February 2022||Percentage total|
The proportion of positive new cases/total new tested today is 8.9%, which is lower than yesterday (10.6%). The 7-day average is 9.6% today, which is lower than yesterday (9.8%)
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There has been an increase of 94 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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