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.
|Sector||Total tested||New tested|
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.
|Sector||Facilities Reporting||Admissions to Date||Died to Date||Currently Admitted|
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