The NICD reports 1,678 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,902,672. This increase represents a 4.1% positivity rate.
As per the National Department of Health, a further 101 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 87,626 to date. 17,649,727 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 Western Cape (22%), followed by KwaZulu-Natal (20%), Gauteng Province accounted for 14%; Eastern Cape & Free State accounted for 12% each; Northern Cape accounted for 10%; North West & Mpumalanga accounted for 5% each; and Limpopo accounted for 1% of today’s new cases.
The cumulative number of cases by province is shown in the table below:
|Province||Total cases for 29 September 2021||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 29 September 2021||New cases on 30 September 2021||Total cases for 30 September 2021||Percentage total|
THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE The total number of cases today (n=1 678) is lower than yesterday (n=2 106) and higher than the average number of new cases per day over the 7 preceding days (n=1 513).
The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has decreased
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There has been an increase of 128 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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