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NICD Reports 16 366 New COVID-19 Cases In SA

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The NICD reports 16,366 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3,020,569. This increase represents a 23.8% positivity rate.

As per the National Department of Health, a further 21 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 89,965 to date.

19,715,126 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

SectorTotal testedNew tested
Private10,595,84653.7%38,99456.8%
Public9,119,28046.3%29,70943.2%
Total19,715,126100.0%68,703100.0%


PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (71%). Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal each accounted for 6%. Mpumalanga accounted for 5%. Limpopo and North West each accounted for 4%. Free State and Eastern Cape each accounted for 2% and Northern Cape accounted for 1% of today’s new cases. The cumulative number of cases by province is shown in the table below:

ProvinceTotal cases for 03 December 2021Adjusted numbers after harmonisationUpdated total cases on 03 December 2021New cases on 04 December 2021Total cases for 04 December 2021Percentage total
Eastern Cape293,8390293,839316294,1559.7
Free State166,2830166,283327166,6105.5
Gauteng972,85418972,87211,607984,47932.6
KwaZulu-Natal520,5952520,5971,002521,59917.3
Limpopo124,902-3124,899638125,5374.2
Mpumalanga155,463-1155,462743156,2055.2
North West155,960-16155,944615156,5595.2
Northern Cape93,553093,55310193,6543.1
Western Cape520,7540520,7541,017521,77117.3
Total3,004,20303,004,20316,3663,020,569100.0

THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE

The proportion of positive new cases/total new tested today is 23.8% which is lower than yesterday (24.3%). The 7-day average is 16.8% today, which is higher than yesterday (14.7%).

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HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS
There has been an increase of 110 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours. The following table is a summary of reported COVID-19 admissions by sector.

SectorFacilities ReportingAdmissions
to Date
Died to DateCurrently Admitted
Private258202,17337,4021,631
Public407237,78257,2911,624
TOTAL665439,95594,6933,255

VACCINE UPDATE
For updates on the national vaccine programme, click here.

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