The NICD reported 13,992 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3,180,785. This increase represents a 31.0% positivity rate. As per the National Department of Health, a further 11 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 90,148 to date.
20,283,906 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 (48%), followed by KwaZulu-Natal (19%). Western Cape accounted for 10%; Free State and North West each accounted for 5% respectively; Eastern Cape and Mpumalanga each accounted for 4% respectively; 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 12 December 2021||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 12 December 2021||New cases on 13 December 2021||Total cases for 13 December 2021||Percentage total|
THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The proportion of positive new cases/total new tested today is 31,0% which is higher than yesterday (28,9%). The 7-day average is 25,8% today, which is higher than yesterday (25,1%).
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There has been an increase of 422 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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