The NICD reports 1,366 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3,605,222. This increase represents a 8.1% 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 71 deaths and of these, 14 occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 95,093 to date.
22,268,519 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 (41%), followed by Western Cape (14%). Kwa-Zulu Natal accounted for 13%; Mpumalanga accounted for 10%; Free State, Limpopo & North West each accounted for 6% respectively; 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 30 January 2022||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 30 January 2022||New cases on 31 January 2022||Total cases for 31 January 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 8.1%, which is lower than yesterday (9.5%). The 7-day average is 9.7% today, and is the same as yesterday (9.7%).
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There has been an increase of 63 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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