The NICD reports 592 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,912,938. This increase represents a 2.1% positivity rate. As per the National Department of Health, a further 83 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 88,429 to date.
18,016,455 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 Gauteng Province and Western Cape each accounting for 17% respectively. Free State accounted for 12%; Eastern Cape and North West each accounted for 9% respectively; Northern Cape accounted for 7%; Mpumalanga accounted for 5%; and Limpopo accounted for 3% of today’s new cases. The cumulative number of cases by province is shown in the table below:
|Province||Total cases for 11 Oct 2021||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 11 Oct 2021||New cases on 12 Oct 2021||Total cases for 12 Oct 2021||Percentage total|
THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCEThe total number of cases today (n= 592) is higher than yesterday (n= 201) and lower than the average number of new cases per day over the 7 preceding days.
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There has been an increase of 58 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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