The institute reports 1 649 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3 640 162. This increase represents an 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 8 deaths and of these, 2 occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 96 993 to date.
22 677 323 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.
|Sector||Total tested||New tested|
|Private||12 292 481||54.2%||13 877||68.0%|
|Public||10 384 842||45.8%||6 528||32.0%|
|Total||22 677 323||100.0%||20 405||100.0%|
The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng 35%, followed by Western Cape 22%,
KwaZulu Natal accounted for 14%. Mpumalanga accounted for 9%, Free State and North West each accounted for 5% respectively. Limpopo accounted for 4%; 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 12 February 2022||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 12 February 2022||New cases on 13 February 2022||Total cases for 13 February 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 higher than yesterday (7.6%).
The 7-day average is 8.3% today, which is the same as yesterday (8.3%).
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There has been an increase of 14 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|
|Private||259||228 031||39 016||1 994|
|Public||407||274 545||61 747||2 127|
|TOTAL||666||502 576||100 763||4 121|
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