The current surge in COVID-19 infections seems to be showing signs of a sustained downward trend. Today the institute reports 5,309 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,854,234. This increase represents a 10.7% positivity rate.
The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, continues to provide laboratory-based surveillance to inform the public health response towards COVID-19 in South Africa.
As per the National Department of Health, a further 143 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 84,751 to date. 17,037,271 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 (25%), followed by Western Cape (21%). Eastern Cape accounted for 16%; Free State accounted for 9%; Gauteng Province and Northern Cape each accounted for 8% respectively; Mpumalanga accounted for 6%; North West accounted for 5%; 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 10 Sep 2021||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 10 Sep 2021||New cases on 11 Sep 2021||Total cases for 11 Sep 2021||Percentage total|
THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCEThe total number of cases today (n= 5 309) is lower than yesterday (n= 5 885) and lower than the average number of new cases per day over the 7 preceding days (n= 5 746). The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has decreased.
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There has been an increase of 184 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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