The NICD reports 7,502 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,554,240. This increase represents an 18.9% positivity rate. As per the National Department of Health, a further 573 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 75,774 to date.
15,363,298 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 KwaZulu-Natal (26%), followed by Western Cape (23%). Gauteng Province accounted for 17%; Eastern Cape accounted for 13%; Free State accounted for 6%; Mpumalanga and North West each accounted for 5% respectively; Limpopo Province accounted for 3% and Northern Cape accounted for 2% of today’s new cases. The cumulative number of cases by province is shown in the table below:
|Province||Total cases for 10 Aug 2021||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 10 Aug 2021||New cases on 11 Aug 2021||Total cases for 11 Aug 2021||Percentage total|
THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The total number of cases today (n=7 502) is higher than yesterday (n= 6 590) and lower than the average number of new cases per day over the 7 preceding days (n=10 098). The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has decreased.
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There has been an increase of 459 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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