the institute reports 2 862 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3 637 673. This increase represents an 8.7% 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 146 deaths and of these, 8 occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 96 851 to date.
22 624 015 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.
|Sector||Total tested||New tested|
|Private||12 259 641||54.2%||18 832||56.1%|
|Public||10 364 374||45.8%||14 008||43.9%|
|Total||22 624 015||100.0%||32 840||100.0%|
The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (38%), followed by Western Cape (16%).
KwaZulu Natal and Mpumalanga each accounted for 11% respectively. Free State, Limpopo and the North West each accounted for 6% respectively; while Eastern Cape and Northern Cape each accounting for 3% each of today’s new cases.
The cumulative number of cases by province are shown in the table below:
|Province||Total cases for 10 February 2022||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 10 February 2022||New cases on 11 February 2022||Total cases for 11 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 8.7%, which is lower than yesterday (8.8%). The 7-day average is 8.5% today, which is the same as yesterday (8.5%)
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There has been an increase of 103 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||227 856||39 004||2 051|
|Public||407||274 456||61 743||2 177|
|TOTAL||666||502 312||100 747||4 228|
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