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NICD Reports 947 New COVID-19 Cases

A row of beds at the CTICC COVID-19 field hospital. Image: Premier Alan Winde/Twitter

The NICD reports 947 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,914,827. This increase represents a 2.7% positivity rate. As per the National Department of Health, a further 40 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 88,506 to date.

18,090,841 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

SectorTotal testedNew tested
PRIVATE9,750,23854%18,26152%
PUBLIC8,340,60346%17,15648%
Total18,090,84135,417

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

The majority of new cases today are from KwaZulu-Natal (25%), followed by Western Cape accounting for 20%. Gauteng accounted for 14%; Northern Cape accounted for 12%; Free State accounted for 11%; Eastern Cape accounted for 8%; North West accounted for 6%; Mpumalanga accounted for 4%; and Limpopo accounted for 1% of today’s new cases. The cumulative number of cases by province is shown in the table below:

ProvinceTotal cases for 13 Oct 2021Adjusted numbers after harmonisationUpdated total cases on 13 Oct 2021New cases on 14 Oct 2021Total cases for 14 Oct 2021Percentage total
Eastern Cape291,7160291,71674291,79010.0
Free State162,5141162,515107162,6225.6
Gauteng918,0726918,078129918,20731.5
KwaZulu-Natal514,0163514,019233514,25217.6
Limpopo122,0541122,05513122,0684.2
Mpumalanga151,4732151,47538151,5135.2
North West150,126-13150,11355150,1685.2
Northern Cape91,751091,75111391,8643.2
Western Cape512,1580512,158185512,34317.6
Unknown000000.0
Total2,913,88002,913,8809472,914,827100.0

THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCEThe total number of cases today (n= 947) is higher than yesterday (n= 942) and higher than the average number of new cases per day over the 7 preceding days (n= 724).

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HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS
There has been an increase of 84 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours. The following table is a summary of reported COVID-19 admissions by sector.

SectorFacilities ReportingAdmissions
to Date
Died to DateCurrently Admitted
Private258200,07136,8873,019
Public408232,50256,6742,130
TOTAL666432,57393,5615,149

VACCINE UPDATE
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