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|
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.
|Died to Date||Currently Admitted|
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.