The NICD reports 2,106 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,900,994. This increase represents a 4.6% positivity rate.
As per the National Department of Health, a further 108 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 87,525 to date. 17,649,727 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 KwaZulu-Natal (30%), followed by Western Cape (18%), Gauteng Province accounted for 11%; Eastern Cape and Free State accounted for 10% each; Northern Cape accounted for 9%; North West accounted for 6%; Mpumalanga accounted for 5%; and Limpopo accounted for 1% of today’s new cases.
The cumulative number of cases by province is shown in the table below:
|Province||Total cases for 28 September 2021||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 28 September 2021||New cases on 29 September 2021||Total cases for 29 September 2021||Percentage total|
|Total||2 898 888||0||2,898,888||2,106||2,900,994||100.0|
THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE The total number of cases today (n= 2 106) is higher than yesterday (n= 1 367) and higher than the average number of new cases per day over the 7 preceding days (n= 1 671).
The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has decreased
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There has been an increase of 143 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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