LATEST CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (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%).

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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.

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