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COVID-19 cases in SA have risen to 3, 642, 925

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) reported 1,094 cases of COVID-19 in South Africa in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases to 3,642,925.

The increase represents a 6.9% positivity rate.

NICD is a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, providing laboratory-based surveillance to inform the public health response to COVID-19 in South Africa.

The National Department of Health (NDoH) says it is conducting an audit, meaning that there may be a backlog in COVID-19 mortality cases.

According to NDoH records, 257 people have died, and three of these have occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours. This brings the total number of fatalities to 97,250.

As shown in the table below, 22,693,253 tests have been conducted in both the public and private sectors.

Sector Total tested New tested
Private 12,303,363 54.2% 10,882 68.3%
Public 10,389,890 45.8% 5,048 31.7%
Total 22,693,253 100.0% 15,930 100.0%

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN
The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (44%), followed by Western Cape (16%). Kwa-Zulu Natal accounted for 13%; Mpumalanga accounted for 10%; North West accounted for 6%; Free State and Limpopo each accounted for 4% respectively; Eastern Cape accounted for 3%; and Northern Cape accounted for 1% of today’s new cases. The cumulative number of cases by province are shown in the table below:

Province Total cases for 13 Feb 2022 Adjusted numbers after harmonisation Updated total cases on 13 Feb 2022 New cases on 14 Feb 2022 Total cases for

14 Feb 2022

Percentage total
Eastern Cape 342,238 0 342,238 38 342,276 9.4
Free State 198,957 0 198,957 46 199,003 5.5
Gauteng 1,180,635 0 1,180,635 482 1,181,117 32.4
KwaZulu-Natal 647,518 0 647,518 138 647,656 17.8
Limpopo 153,490 0 153,490 39 153,529 4.2
Mpumalanga 188,736 0 188,736 106 188,842 5.2
North West 188,555 0 188,555 65 188,620 5.2
Northern Cape 107,768 0 107,768 10 107,778 3.0
Western Cape 633,914 0 633,914 170 634,084 17.4
Total 3,641,811 0 3,641,811 1,094 3,642,905 100.0

THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The proportion of positive new cases/total new tested today is 6.9%, which is lower than yesterday (8.1%). The 7-day average is 8.2% today, which is lower than yesterday (8.3%).

HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS
There has been an increase of 47 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 259 228,106 39,023 1,924
Public 407 274,768 61,794 2,043
TOTAL 666 502,874 100,817 3,967

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