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SA Reports 1 671 New COVID-19 Cases In SA

Today the institute reports 1,671 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3,691,962. This increase represents a 7.5% positivity rate.

Due to the ongoing audit exercise by the National Department of Health (NDoH), there may be a backlog of COVID-19 mortality cases reported. Today, the NDoH reports 28 deaths and of these, 6 occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 99,709 to date.

23,365,475 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

SectorTotal testedNew tested
Private12,692,82154.3%11,05849.8%
Public10,672,65445.7%11,16450.2%
Total23,365,475100.0%22,225100.0%

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN
The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (31%), followed by Western Cape (26%). Kwa-Zulu Natal accounted for 17%; Free State, Limpopo and Mpumalanga each accounted for 5% respectively; Eastern Cape and North West each accounted for 4% respectively; and Northern Cape accounted for 2% of today’s new cases. The cumulative number of cases by province are shown in the table below:

ProvinceTotal cases for 10 March 2022Adjusted numbers after harmonisationUpdated total cases on 10 March 2022New cases on 11 March 2022Total cases for 11 March 2022Percentage total
Eastern Cape344,0360344,03663344,0999.3
Free State201,4250201,42585201,5105.5
Gauteng1,198,67601,198,6765201,199,19632.5
KwaZulu-Natal654,9140654,914292655,20617.7
Limpopo155,130-1155,12982155,2114.2
Mpumalanga192,1410192,14190192,2315.2
North West191,8300191,83067191,8975.2
Northern Cape108,5610108,56133108,5942.9
Western Cape643,5781643,579439644,01817.4
Total3,690,29103,690,2911,6713,691,962100.0

THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The proportion of positive new cases/total new tested today is 7.5%, which is higher than yesterday (6.5%). The 7-day average is 6.2% today, which is higher than yesterday (6.0%).

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HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS
There has been an increase of 44 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
Private259230,56639,1901,120
Public407277,90662,0851,269
TOTAL666508,472101,2752,389

VACCINE UPDATE
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