THE INITIAL AND DAILY COVID-19 EFFECTIVE REPRODUCTIVE NUMBER IN SOUTH AFRICA

This report summarises national laboratory testing for SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19, in South Africa. This report is based on data collected up to 21 December 2021 (week 51 of 2021).

Key highlights:  

  • R estimates based on cases were above 1 nationally and in all provinces at the end of the estimation period, and R estimates based on admissions were above 1 nationally and in six out of nine provinces at the end of the admissions-based estimation period.
  • R estimates decreased both nationally and provincially during December, crossing below one in late December and early January. R increased to close to 1 in late January and remained roughly stable close to 1 until April.
  • Admissions- and deaths-based R diverged substantially from cases-based R during December 2021 and early January 2022, to a greater extent than seen in previous waves with the admissions- and deaths-based R generally lower than cases-based R. Admissions- and deaths-based R decreased more gradually than cases-based R during December 2021 and early January 2022.

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