The NICD reports 2,111 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3,669,671. This increase represents an 8.4% 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 127 deaths and of these, 3 occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 99,145 to date.
23,020,001 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 Gauteng (37%), followed by Western Cape (24%). Kwa-Zulu Natal accounted for 17%; Mpumalanga accounted for 6%; Free State accounted for 5%; North West accounted for 4%; Eastern Cape accounted for 3%; and Limpopo & Northern Cape each accounted for 2% respectively of today’s new cases.
The cumulative number of cases by province are shown in the table below:
|Province||Total cases for 24 February 2022||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 24 February 2022||New cases on 25 February 2022||Total cases for 25 February 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 8.4%, which is higher than yesterday (7.8%). The 7-day average is 7.8% today, which is higher than yesterday (7.7%).
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There has been an increase of 73 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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