The NICD reports 1,867 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3,688,423. This increase represents a 6.5% 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 13 deaths and of these, 10 occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 99,656 to date.
23,314,522 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 (37%), followed by Western Cape (26%). Kwa-Zulu Natal accounted for 15%; Free State, Mpumalanga and North West each accounted for 5% respectively; Eastern Cape accounted for 4%; Limpopo accounted for 3%; 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 8 March 2022||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 8 March 2022||New cases on 9 March 2022||Total cases for 9 March 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 6.5%, which is higher than yesterday (5.5%). The 7-day average is 6.1% today, which is lower than yesterday (6.2%).
For detailed information, visit the GIS Dashboard.
There has been an increase of 60 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|
For updates on the national vaccine programme, click here.