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5 668 new Covid cases in SA ? NICD

A further 119 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 92,649 to date

Latest confirmed cases of Covid-19 in SA

11 January 2022

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, continues to provide laboratory-based surveillance to inform the public health response towards COVID-19 in South Africa.

Today the institute reports 5,668 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3, 534,131. This increase represents a 14% positivity rate. 

As per the National Department of Health, a further 119 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 92,649 to date.

21,611,050 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

Sector

Total tested

New tested

Private

11,670,057

54.0%

20,612

50.9%

Public

9,940,993

46.0%

19,875

49.1%

Total

21,611,050

100.0%

40,487

100.0%


PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

The majority of new cases today are from Kwa-Zulu Natal (25%), followed by Gauteng (23%). Western Cape accounted for 20%; Eastern Cape accounted for 10%; Free State accounted for 6%; Limpopo, Mpumalanga and North West each accounted for 4% respectively; and Northern Cape accounted for 3% of today’s new cases.

The cumulative number of cases by province is shown in the table below:

Province

Total cases for 10 January 2022

Adjusted numbers after harmonisation

Updated total cases on 10 January 2022

New cases on 11 January 2022

Total cases for 11 January 2022

Percentage total

Eastern Cape

335,294

0

335,294

582

335,876

9.5

Free State

192,866

7

192,873

330

193,203

5.5

Gauteng

1,148,889

6

1,148,895

1,310

1,150,205

32.5

KwaZulu-Natal

629,598

4

629,602

1,432

631,034

17.9

Limpopo

143,907

0

143,907

216

144,123

4.1

Mpumalanga

179,584

1

179,585

232

179,817

5.1

North West

181,685

-20

181,665

238

181,903

5.1

Northern Cape

104,581

-1

1045,80

177

104,757

3.0

Western Cape

612,059

3

612,062

1,151

613,213

17.4

Total

3,528,463

0

3,528,463

5,668

3,534,131

100.0


THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE

The proportion of positive new cases/total new tested today is 14.0% which is the same as yesterday (14.0%). The 7-day average is 18.3% today, which is lower than yesterday (19.2%).

For more detailed information, visit the GIS Dashboard.

HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS

There has been an increase of 255 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

259

220,897

38,391

3,297

Public

407

263,929

60,089

5,238

TOTAL

666

483,826

98,480

8,535


VACCINE UPDATE

For updates on the national vaccine programme, click here.

Thank you for your interest and remember that adhering to the following preventative measures helps to limit your risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19.

Getting vaccinated for COVID-19

Wearing your mask properly to cover your nose

Opting to gather in ventilated spaces

Avoid unnecessary gatherings

Keeping a social distance of one meter or more

Washing your hands regularly in the day with soap and water

For more information on COVID-19, click here.

Issued by NICD, 11 January 2022