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NICD reports a drop in COVID-19 positivity rate
23 January 2022, 7:04 PM

The National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) has reported a decrease in the positivity rate of COVID-19 tests conducted in the last 24 hours. The latest figures show a 8.6% positivity rate, down 0.6 percentage points from the previously reported number.

1931 people tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of positive cases to 3 581 359 in the past two years.

Due to the ongoing audit exercise by the National Department of Health, there may be a backlog of COVID-19 mortality cases reported. Today, the Department reports 114 deaths and of these, 17 occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 94 177 to date.

Latest Stats below:

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SA’s COVID-19 positivity rate at 9.2% in past 24-hours
22 January 2022, 7:32 PM

The latest COVID-19 stats in South Africa show a 9.2% positivity rate after 3 049 people tested positive for the virus from a total of 33 117 tests in the last 24 hours.

Due to the ongoing audit exercise by the National Department of Health (NDoH), there may be a backlog of COVID-19 mortality cases reported. Today, the NDoH reports 114 deaths and of these, 13 occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours, bringing the total number of fatalities to 94 056.

For more, see the infographic below:

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NICD reports 11 754 new COVID-19 cases in South Africa
31 December 2021, 7:49 PM

South Africa has recorded 11 754 new COVID-19 cases during the past 24-hour reporting period. According to the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD), the figure reflects a 27.2% positivity rate, taking into account the 43 160 tests conducted in the same reporting period. 84 people lost their lives to the virus bringing the total South African COVID-19 death toll to 91 145.

For more COVID-19 stats, see infographic below:

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Provincial Breakdown

The majority of new cases on FRiday are from Western Cape (26%), followed by Kwa-Zulu Natal (25%). Gauteng accounted for 18%; Eastern Cape accounted for 12%; Free State accounted for 5%; Limpopo and Mpumalanga each accounted for 4% respectively; North West and Northern Cape each accounted for 3% respectively.

SA new COVID-19 cases rise to 12 979
30 December 2021, 8:01 PM

The National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) latest COVID-19 stats show that 12 979 South Africans have tested positive in the last 24-hour reporting period.

126 COVID-19 related deaths have been recorded in the same reporting period, bringing the total number of deaths from the virus to 91 061.

See the infographic below for the latest COVID-19 numbers in South Africa:

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Provincial Breakdown

The majority of new cases today are from KwaZulu-Natal (27%), followed by Western Cape (26%).

Gauteng accounted for 17%; Eastern Cape accounted for 12%; Free State accounted for 5%; North West accounted for 4%; while Limpopo, Mpumalanga, and Northern Cape each accounted for 3% respectively of today’s new cases.

Boosters

Meanwhile, the country started rolling out third doses of vaccines on Wednesday. South Africa has so far administered over 20 million doses of Pfizer.

The South African Health Products Authority gave the green light to the third dose earlier this month.

VIDEO: Health Minister Dr. Sibongiseni Dhlomo speaks about the booster rollout:

VIDEO | Archbishop Desmond Tutu memorial service
29 December 2021, 6:18 PM

An Interfaith memorial service is being held at the Cape Town City Hall in honour of the late Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu. Tutu passed away on Sunday at the age of 90.

Live proceedings on video link below:

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