Wednesday, 05 January 2022 20:45

Covid-19 Daily Update: SA records 11106 new cases and 110 deaths.

By Lehlohonolo Lehana.

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), reports 11 106 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3 494 696.

This increase represents a 22.2% positivity rate. 

The majority of new cases today are from KwaZulu-Natal and Western Cape (26% each), followed by Gauteng (19%). Eastern Cape accounted for 11%; Free State accounted for 5%; North West accounted for 4%; Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Northern Cape each accounted for 3% respectively of today’s new cases.

The proportion of positive new cases/total new tested today is 22.2% which is higher than yesterday (20.1%). The 7-day average is 23.7% today, which is lower than yesterday (24.3%). 7-day moving average daily number of cases has decreased.

21 394 263 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below:

Sector Total tested New tested
Private 11,548,747 54% 28,022 56.1%
Public 9,845,516 46% 21,948 43.9%
Total 21,394,263   49,970

There has been an increase of 349 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 218303 38162 3282
Public 407 259639 59100 5605
TOTAL 666 477942 97262 8887

Globally, as of 4 January 2022, there have been 290 959 019 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 5 446 753 deaths, reported to the World Health Organisation.