The current surge in COVID-19 infections seems to be showing signs of a sustained downward trend. Today the institute reports 3 961 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 858 195. This increase represents an 11.0% positivity rate.
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.
As per the National Department of Health, a further 126 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 84 877 to date.
17 073 236 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.
|Sector||Total tested||New tested|
The majority of new cases today are from KwaZulu-Natal (28%), followed by Eastern Cape (20%).
Western Cape accounted for 18%; Northern Cape accounted for 9%; Free State & Gauteng Province each accounted for 8% respectively; Mpumalanga & North West each accounted for 4%, and Limpopo accounted for 1% of today’s new cases.
The cumulative number of cases by province is shown in the table below:
|Province||Total cases for 11 September 2021||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 11 September 2021||New cases on 12 September 2021||Total cases for 12 September 2021||Percentage total|
|Eastern Cape||282 446||0||282 446||776||283 222||9.9|
|Free State||155 940||0||155 940||328||156 268||5.5|
|Gauteng||911 537||0||911 537||317||911 854||31.9|
|KwaZulu-Natal||500 320||0||500 320||1 105||501 425||17.5|
|Limpopo||121 245||0||121 245||47||121 292||4.2|
|Mpumalanga||148 533||0||148 533||144||148 677||5.2|
|North West||146 986||0||146 986||160||147 146||5.1|
|Northern Cape||86 355||0||86 355||363||86 718||3.0|
|Western Cape||500 872||0||500 872||721||501 593||17.5|
|Total||2 854 234||0||2 854 234||3 961||2 858 195||100.0|
THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The total number of cases today (n= 3 961) is lower than yesterday (n= 5 309) and lower than the average number of new cases per day over the 7 preceding days (n= 5 465)
The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has decreased
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There has been an increase of 92 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours. The following table is a summary of reported COVID-19 admissions by sector.
|Died to Date||Currently Admitted|
|Private||255||195 152||35 710||4 694|
|Public||409||224 297||54 464||5 746|
|TOTAL||664||419 449||90 174||10 440|
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Sinenhlanhla Jimoh, Senior Communications Manager
National Institute for Communicable Diseases