The NICD reports 9,860 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3,504,554. This increase represents a 21.0% positivity rate.
21,441,211 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 (27%), followed by Gauteng (22%). Kwa-Zulu Natal accounted for 21%; 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 05 January 2022||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 05 January 2022||New cases on 06 January 2022||Total cases for 06 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 21.0% which is lower than yesterday (22.2%). The 7-day average is 22.7% today, which is lower than yesterday (23.7%).
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There has been an increase of 419 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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