LATEST CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (4 NOVEMBER 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 319 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 923 054. This increase represents a 1% positivity rate.

As per the National Department of Health, a further 31 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 89 251 to date.

18 639 800 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

Sector Total tested New tested
PRIVATE 10 046 900 53.9% 18 663 55.7%
PUBLIC 8 592 900 46.1% 14 863 44.3%
Total 18 639 800   33 526  

 

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

The majority of new cases today are from KwaZulu-Natal (20%), followed by Gauteng Province (18%). Free State accounted for 17%; Western Cape accounted for 14%; Eastern Cape, Mpumalanga and Northern Cape all accounted for 8% respectively; North West accounted for 5%; accounted for 3%; 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 03 November 2021 Adjusted numbers after harmonisation Updated total cases on 03 November 2021 New cases on 04 November 2021 Total cases for 04 November 2021 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 292409 0 292409 24 292433 10.0
Free State 163543 0 163543 55 163598 5.6
Gauteng 919774 0 919774 57 919831 31.5
KwaZulu-Natal 515717 0 515717 63 515780 17.6
Limpopo 122272 0 122272 7 122279 4.2
Mpumalanga 152049 0 152049 26 152075 5.2
North West 150687 0 150687 17 150704 5.2
Northern Cape 92525 0 92525 26 92551 3.2
Western Cape 513759 0 513759 44 513803 17.6
Total 2922735 0 2922735 319 2923054 100.0

 

THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The proportion of positive new cases/total new tested today is 1.0% which is lower than yesterdays (1.3%). The 7-day average is 1.1% today, which is lower than yesterdays (1.2%). The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has decreased.

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HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS
There has been an increase of 32 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 200844 37147 2320
Public 408 234233 56990 1496
TOTAL 666 435077 94137 3816

 

 

VACCINE UPDATE
For updates on the national vaccine programme, click here.

Thank you for your interest and remember that adhering to preventative measures such as

  • 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, and
  • Washing your hands regularly in the day with soap and water,

helps to limit your risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19.

 

For more information on COVID-19, click here.

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

 

 

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