The NICD reports 1,266 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3,673,257. This increase represents a 6.7% 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 38 deaths and of these, 2 occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 99,229 to date.
23,071,788 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 (42%), followed by Western Cape (18%). Kwa-Zulu Natal accounted for 16%; Mpumalanga accounted for 8% and North West accounted for 7%. Free State accounted for 5%; Eastern Cape accounted for 3%; Limpopo accounted for 2%; and Northern Cape accounted for 1% of today’s new cases
The cumulative number of cases by province are shown in the table below:
|Province||Total cases for 26 February 2022||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 26 February 2022||New cases on 27 February 2022||Total cases for 27 February 2022||Percentage total|
THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The proportion of positive new cases/total new tested today is 6.7%, which is lower than yesterday (7.0%). The 7-day average is 7.6% today, which is lower than yesterday (7.7%).
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There has been an increase of 11 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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