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COVID-19 Statistics for South Africa

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, continues the monitoring and surveillance of COVID-19 in order to inform the public health response.

Today the institute reports 13 652 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 511 178. This increase represents a 21.7% positivity rate.

As per the National Department of Health, a further 479 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 74 352 to date.

15 156 101 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

Sector Total tested New tested
PRIVATE 8 414 774 56% 28 563 46%
PUBLIC 6 741 327 44% 34 205 54%
Total 15 156 101   62 768  

The cumulative number of cases by province is shown in the table below:
PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN
The majority of new cases today are from Western Cape (30%), followed by KwaZulu-Natal (20%) Gauteng accounted for 19%; Eastern Cape accounted for 9%; Mpumalanga accounted for 6%; North West accounted for 5%; Free State & Limpopo each accounted for 4% respectively; and Northern Cape accounted for 3% of today’s new cases.

Province Total cases for 05 August 2021 Adjusted numbers after harmonisation Updated total cases on 05 August  2021 New cases on 06 August 2021 Total cases for 06 August 2021 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 232 064 -12 232 052 1 196 233 248 9.3
Free State 131 352 -5 131 347 586 131 933 5.3
Gauteng 872 370 -64 872 306 2 534 874 840 34.8
KwaZulu-Natal 405 077 -30 405 047 2 673 407 720 16.2
Limpopo 113 385 -3 113 382 513 113 895 4.5
Mpumalanga 128 754 3 128 757 872 129 629 5.2
North West 130 880 15 130 895 693 131 588 5.2
Northern Cape 69 152 -5 69 147 457 69 604 2.8
Western Cape 414 621 -28 414 593 4 128 418 721 16.7
Total 2 497 655 -129 2 497 526 13 652 2 511 178 100.0

7-day moving average number of new cases by province and date of reporting, 12 April 2020 to date, South Africa.THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The total number of cases today (n=13 652) is lower than yesterday (n=13 777) and higher than the average number of new cases per day over the 7 preceding days (n=10 939)

The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has increased

For more detailed information, visit the GIS Dashboard.

 

HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS
There has been an increase of 566 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours. The following table is a summary of reported COVID-19 admissions by sector.

 

 

Sector Facilities Reporting Admissions

to Date

Died to Date Currently Admitted
Private 257 178 717 32 088 7 611
Public 411 196 082 47 369 7 698
TOTAL 668 374 799 79 457 15 309

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