Thursday, 02 December 2021

Pretoria: The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, reports 11,535 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,988,148.

This increase represents a 22.4% positivity rate. 

As per the National Department of Health, a further 44 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 89,915 to date.

TESTS CONDUCTED

19,580,433 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

Sector Total tested New tested
Private 10,519,246 53.7% 28,569 55.6%
Public 9,061,187 46.3% 22,833 44.4%
Total 19,580,433 100.0% 51,402 100.0%


PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

The majority of new cases are from Gauteng (72%), followed by Western Cape (6%). KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 5%. Limpopo, Mpumalanga and North West each accounted for 4% respectively; Free State and Eastern Cape each accounted for 2%. Northern Cape accounted for 1% of  new cases. The cumulative number of cases by province is shown in the table below:

Province Total cases for 01 December 2021 Adjusted numbers after harmonisation Updated total cases on 01 December 2021 New cases on 02 December 2021 Total cases for 02 December 2021 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 293,354 -1 293,353 194 293,547 9.8
Free State 165,736 0 165,736 251 165,987 5.6
Gauteng 953,019 1 953,020 8,280 961,300 32.2
KwaZulu-Natal 519,067 0 519,067 630 519,697 17.4
Limpopo 123,983 0 123,983 421 124,404 4.2
Mpumalanga 154,349 0 154,349 454 154,803 5.2
North West 154,656 0 154,656 497 155,153 5.2
Northern Cape 93,379 0 93,379 81 93,460 3.1
Western Cape 519,070 0 519,070 727 519,797 17.4
Total 2,976,613 0 2,976,613 11,535 2,988,148 100.0


THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE

The proportion of positive new cases/total new tested today is 22.4% which is higher than yesterday (16.5%). The 7-day average is 12.6% today, which is higher than yesterday (10.3%).

HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS

There has been an increase of 274 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 258 201,784 37,397 1,484
Public 407 237,341 57,269 1,420
TOTAL 665 439,125 94,666 2,904