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SA Reports 9 149 New COVID-19 Cases

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases reports that 9 149 new COVID-19 cases have been identified in South Africa, which represents a 15.7% positivity testing rate.

This brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 1 722 086.

12 044 072 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

SectorTotal testedNew tested
Private6,790,52356%30,07852%
Public5,253,54944%28,24448%
Total12,044,07258,322

South Africa technically entered the third wave today as the national 7-day moving average incidence (5959 cases) now exceeds the new wave threshold as defined by the Ministerial Advisory Committee. The MAC advisory defined the new wave 7-day moving average threshold as 30% of the peak incidence of the previous wave.

There was an increase of 844 admissions in the past 24 hours and 127 additional in-hospital deaths reported in the past 24 hours. A summary of reported COVID-19 hospital admissions is shown below.

SectorFacilities ReportingAdmissions to DateDied to DateCurrently Admitted
Private253130,90321,5224,844
Public396150,59735,9522,456
TOTAL649281 50057,4747,300

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