The NICD reports 1,306 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,905,613. This increase represents a 4.0% positivity rate.
As per the National Department of Health, a further 48 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 87,753 to date. 17,760,235tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.
|Sector||Total tested||New tested|
|PRIVATE||9 573 635||53.9%||16 079||49.6%|
|PUBLIC||8 186 600||46.1%||16 325||50.4%|
|Total||17 760 235||32 404|
The majority of new cases today are from Western Cape (22%), followed by KwaZulu-Natal (18%). Gauteng Province accounted for 14%; Eastern Cape accounted for 13%; Free State accounted for 11%; Northern Cape accounted for 9%; Mpumalanga accounted for 6%; North West accounted for 4%, and Limpopo accounted for 2% of today’s new cases.
The cumulative number of cases by province is shown in the table below:
|Province||Total cases for 01 October 2021||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 01 October 2021||New cases on 02 October 2021||Total cases for 02 October 2021||Percentage total|
THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCEThe total number of cases today (n=1 306) is lower than yesterday (n=1 635) and lower than the average number of new cases per day over the 7 preceding days (n=1 377).
The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has decreased
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There has been an increase of 51 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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