The NICD reports 6,590 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,546,762. This increase represents an 18.8% positivity rate. As per the National Department of Health, a further 189 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 75,201 to date.
15,323,659 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 the Western Cape (30%), followed by KwaZulu-Natal (23%). Gauteng Province accounted for 19%; Eastern Cape accounted for 11%; Mpumalanga, Free State and North West each accounted for 4% respectively; Northern Cape and Limpopo Province each accounted for 2% respectively of today’s new cases. The cumulative number of cases by province is shown in the table below:
|Province||Total cases for 09 Aug 2021||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 09 Aug 2021||New cases on 10 Aug 2021||Total cases for 10 Aug 2021||Percentage total|
THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The total number of cases today (n=6 590) is lower than yesterday (n=6 787) and lower than the average number of new cases per day over the 7 preceding days (n=10 921). The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has decreased.
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There has been an increase of 450 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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