The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) reports 3,197 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3,585,888. This increase represents an 8.8% positivity rate.
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 132 deaths and of these, 23 occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 94,397 to date.
22,077,649 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors.
#COVID19 UPDATE: 36,216 tests were conducted in the last 24hrs, with 3,197 new cases, representing an 8.8% positivity rate. Today, @HealthZA reports 132 deaths, of which 23 occurred in the past 24-48 hours. Total fatalities are 94,397 to date. More here: https://t.co/mPiipjmHFD pic.twitter.com/GexMtu1Zwp
— NICD (@nicd_sa) January 25, 2022
The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (28%), followed by Kwa-Zulu Natal (15%). Western Cape accounted for 14%; Limpopo accounted for 13%; Mpumalanga accounted for 8%; Eastern Cape and Free State each accounted for 7% respectively; North West accounted for 6%; and Northern Cape accounted for 2% of today’s new cases.