WEEKLY TESTING SUMMARY
This report is based on data collected up to 25 March 2023 (week 12 of 2023).
This will be the final weekly testing summary report for SARS-CoV-2. Going forward, trends of SARS-CoV-2 will be monitored using systematic, syndromic surveillance, reported in the weekly respiratory pathogens report published on the NICD webpage.
- In week 12, the PCR testing rate was 20 per 100,000 persons. The overall PCR testing rate decrease from the previous week (24 per 100,000 persons in week 11 of 2023).
- In week 12, the percentage testing positive was 12.7% (1151/12180), which decreased significantly from the previous week (14.0% (2074/14814) in week 11, p<0.05).
- In week 12, compared to the previous week, the percentage testing positive decreased significantly in the Western Cape and Eastern Cape (p<0.05), while all other provinces did not change significantly (p≥0.05).