the institute reports 19 018 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3 112 463. This increase represents a 22.8% positivity rate.
As per the National Department of Health, a further 20 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 90 080 to date.
20 071 560 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 (49%), followed by KwaZulu-Natal (13%). Western Cape accounted for 11%; North West accounted for 6%; Eastern Cape, Free State, Limpopo and Mpumalanga each accounted for 5% respectively; 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 09 December 2021||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 09 December 2021||New cases on 10 December 2021||Total cases for 10 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 22.8% which is lower than yesterday (29,8%). The 7-day average is 25.5% today, which is lower than yesterday (25,7%).
|Figure 2. 7-day moving average number of new cases by province and date of reporting, 12 April 2020 to date, South Africa|
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There has been an increase of 507 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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