The NICD reports 13,021 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,595,447. This increase represents a 21.6% positivity rate. As per the National Department of Health, a further 238 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 76,869 to date.
15,547,415 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 KwaZulu-Natal (26%). Gauteng Province accounted for 14%; Eastern Cape accounted for 10%; Mpumalanga accounted for 7%; Free State and North West each accounted for 5% respectively; Northern Cape accounted for 4%; and Limpopo Province 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 13 August 2021||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 13 August 2021||New cases on 14 August 2021||Total cases for 14 August 2021||Percentage total|
|Eastern Cape||240345||21||240 366||1252||241618||9,3|
|Free State||135775||3||135 778||661||136439||5,3|
|North West||135109||20||135 129||667||135796||5,2|
|Northern Cape||72044||1||72 045||459||72504||2,8|
|Western Cape||438538||4||438 542||3461||442003||17,0|
|Total||2582427||-1||2 582 426||13021||2595447||100,0|
THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The total number of cases today (n= 13 021) is lower than yesterday (n= 13 921) but higher than the average number of new cases per day over the 7 preceding days (n=10 300). The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has increased.
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There has been an increase of 378 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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