The NICD reports 3,628 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3,631,642. This increase represents a 9.2% 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 213 deaths and of these, 22 occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 96, 502 to date.
22,555,062 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 (34%), followed by Western Cape (15%). Kwa-Zulu Natal accounted for 14%; Mpumalanga accounted for 11% and Limpopo accounted for 8%. Free State and North West each accounted for 6% respectively; Eastern Cape accounted for 4% 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 08 February 2022||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 08 February 2022||New cases on 09 February 2022||Total cases for 09 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 9.2%, which is higher than yesterday (8.2%). The 7-day average is 8.8% today, which is lower than yesterday (9.1%)
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There has been an increase of 128 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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