The NICD reports 2,783 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,892,081. This increase represents a 6.8% positivity rate.
As per the National Department of Health, a further 155 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 86,655 to date. 17,493,443 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 (22%), followed by Western Cape (18%). Eastern Cape accounted for 15%; Northern Cape accounted for 12%; Free State & Gauteng Province each accounted for 11% respectively; Mpumalanga accounted for 5%; North West accounted for 3%; and Limpopo accounted for 2% of today’s new cases. The cumulative number of cases by province is shown in the table below:
|Province||Total cases for 22 Sept 2021||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 22 Sept 2021||New cases on 23 Sept 2021||Total cases for 23 Sept 2021||Percentage total|
THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The total number of cases today (n= 2 783) is lower than yesterday (n= 2 967) and higher than the average number of new cases per day over the 7 preceding days (n= 2 667). The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has decreased.
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There has been an increase of 174 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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