LATEST CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (11 October 2021)

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 201 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,912,346. This increase represents a 3.3% positivity rate. As per the National Department of Health, a further 29 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 88,346 to date.

17,988,526 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

Sector Total tested New tested
PRIVATE 9,695,636 53.9% 3,510 56.9%
PUBLIC 8,292,890 46.1% 2,658 43.1%
Total 17,988,526 6,168

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

The majority of new cases today are from KwaZulu-Natal (28%), followed by Gauteng Province (22%). Western Cape accounted for 16%; Eastern Cape accounted for 14%; Northern Cape accounted for 5%; Mpumalanga accounted for 4%; Free State and North West each accounted for 3% respectively; and Limpopo accounted for 2% of today’s new cases. The cumulative number of cases by province is shown in the table below:

Province Total cases for 10 Oct 2021 Adjusted numbers after harmonisation Updated total cases on 10 Oct 2021 New cases on 11 Oct 2021 Total cases for 11 Oct 2021 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 291,538 0 291,538 28 291,566 10.0
Free State 162,333 0 162,333 7 162,340 5.6
Gauteng 917,759 0 917,759 44 917,803 31.5
KwaZulu-Natal 513,689 0 513,689 57 513,746 17.6
Limpopo 122,024 0 122,024 5 122,029 4.2
Mpumalanga 151,387 0 151,387 9 151,396 5.2
North West 150,007 0 150,007 7 150,014 5.2
Northern Cape 91,605 0 91,605 11 91,616 3.1
Western Cape 511,803 0 511,803 33 511,836 17.6
Unknown 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Total 2,912,145 0 2,912,145 201 2,912,346 100.0

THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The total number of cases today (n= 201) is lower than yesterday (n= 648) and lower than the average number of new cases per day over the 7 preceding days.

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HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS
There has been an increase of 52 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 258 199,754 36,839 3,044
Public 409 232,544 56,663 2,337
TOTAL 667 432,298 93,502 5,381

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.

Kind regards,
Sinenhlanhla Jimoh, Senior Communications Manager
National Institute for Communicable Diseases

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