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SA Reports 4 118 New Covid-19 Cases

FILE PHOTO: Beds are seen at a temporary field hospital set up in a sports complex by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Khayelitsha township near Cape Town, South Africa, July 21, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/File Photo

The NICD reports 4 118 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 824 063.This increase represents a 14.0% positivity rate. As per the National Department of Health, a further 198 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 83 617 to date.

16 779 074 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

SectorTotal testedNew tested
PRIVATE9 110 26854%10 47736%
PUBLIC7 668 80646%18 88864%
Total16 779 07429 365


PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

The majority of new cases today are from KwaZulu-Natal (28%), followed by Eastern Cape (24%). Free State accounted for 12%; Western Cape accounted for 11%; Northern Cape accounted for 9%; Mpumalanga accounted for 6%; Gauteng Province accounted for 6%; North West accounted for 4%; and Limpopo Province accounted for 1% of today’s new cases.

The cumulative number of cases by province is shown in the table below:

ProvinceTotal cases for 05 September 2021Adjusted numbers after harmonisationUpdated total cases on 05 September 2021New cases on 06 September 2021Total cases for 06 September 2021Percentage total
Eastern Cape275 9790275 9791 005276 9849,8
Free State152 3690152 369484152 8535,4
Gauteng908 7092908 711219908 93032,2
KwaZulu-Natal491 9701491 9711163493 13417,5
Limpopo120 650-1120 64938120 6874,3
Mpumalanga146 785-2146 783236147 0195,2
North West145 27101452 71162145 4335,1
Northern Cape84 208084 20837784 5853,0
Western Cape494 0040494 004434494 43817,5
Total2 819 94502 819 9454 1182 824 063100,0


THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE

The total number of cases today (n=4 118) is lower than yesterday (n=5 931) and lower than the average number of new cases per day over the 7 preceding days (n=7 642). The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has decreased

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HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS
There has been an increase of 242 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
Private255193 38435 3485 267
Public409221 08653 7466 313
TOTAL664414 47089 09411 580

VACCINE UPDATE
For updates on the national vaccine programme, click here.

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