The NICD reports 7,759 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3,521,572. This increase represents a 19.0% positivity rate. As per the National Department of Health, a further 119 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 92,371 to date.
21,527,936 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 Western Cape (26%), followed by Kwa-Zulu Natal (25%). Gauteng accounted for 20%; Eastern Cape accounted for 11%; Free State, Mpumalanga, North West and Northern Cape each accounted for 4% respectively; and Limpopo accounted for 3% of today’s new cases. The cumulative number of cases by province are shown in the table below:
|Province||Total cases for 07 January 2022||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 07 January 2022||New cases on 08 January 2022||Total cases for 08 January 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 19.0% which is lower than yesterday (20.2%). The 7-day average is 20.6% today, which is lower than yesterday (21.7%).
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There has been an increase of 126 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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