The NICD reports 1,228 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3,625,190. This increase represents a 7.6% positivity rate.
Due to the ongoing audit exercise by the National Department of Health (NDoH), there may be a backlog of COVID-19 mortality cases reported. Today, the NDoH reports 186 deaths and of these, 8 occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 96,021 to date.
22 481 066 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 Gauteng Province (41%), followed by Mpumalanga (14%). Western Cape accounted for 13%; KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 12%; North West accounted for 6%; Free State and Limpopo each accounted for 5% respectively; Eastern Cape accounted for 3%; and Northern Cape accounted for 2% of today’s new cases. The cumulative number of cases by province are shown in the table below:
|Province||Total cases for 06 February 2022||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 06 February 2022||New cases on 07 February 2022||Total cases for 07 February 2022||Percentage total|
THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The proportion of positive new cases/total new tested today is 7.6%, which is lower than yesterday (8.0%). The 7-day average is 9.2% today, and is the same as yesterday (9.2%). The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has decreased.
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There has been an increase of 78 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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