WEEKLY TESTING SUMMARY

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 15 January 2022 (week 2 of 2022).   

Key highlights:

  • In week 2, the testing rate was highest in the Western Cape (507 per 100,000 persons) and lowest in Limpopo (90 per 100,000 persons).
  • In week 2, compared to the previous week, the percentage testing positive decreased in all provinces.
  • The percentage testing positive in week 2 was highest in the Northern Cape (24.3%) followed by the Western Cape (23.3%).  The percentage testing positive was between 10-20% in all other provinces.

COVID-19 TESTING SUMMARY WEEK 2 (2022)