Latest Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 In South Africa (26 January 2022)

>Latest Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 In South Africa (26 January 2022)

LATEST CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (26 January 2022)  

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, continues to provide laboratory-based surveillance to inform the public health response towards COVID-19 in South Africa.

Today the institute reports 4,514 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3,590,399. This increase represents a 10.6% 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 94 deaths and of these, 20 occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 94,491 to date.

22,120,335 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

Sector Total tested New tested
Private 11,962,031 54.1% 24,652 57.8%
Public 10,158,304 45.9% 18,034 42.2%
Total 22,120,335 100.0% 42,686 100.0%

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (30%), followed by Western Cape (14%). Kwa-Zulu Natal accounted for 13%; Mpumalanga accounted for 11%; Limpopo accounted for 10%; North West accounted for 9%; Free State accounted for 6%; Eastern Cape accounted for 5%; and Northern Cape accounted for 2% of today’s new cases. The cumulative number of cases by province are shown in the table below:

Province Total cases for 25 January 2022 Adjusted numbers after harmonisation Updated total cases on 25 January 2022 New cases on 26 January 2022 Total cases for
26 January 2022
Percentage total
Eastern Cape 340,080 9 340,089 214 340,303 9.5
Free State 195,611 1 195,612 254 195,866 5.5
Gauteng 1,162,132 3 1,162,135 1,376 1,163,511 32.4
KwaZulu-Natal 640,347 -29 640,318 567 640,885 17.8
Limpopo 148,560 2 148,562 472 149,034 4.2
Mpumalanga 182,807 2 182,809 490 183,299 5.1
North West 184,612 1 184,613 388 185,001 5.2
Northern Cape 106,545 0 106,545 108 106,653 3.0
Western Cape 625,194 8 625,202 645 625,847 17.4
Total 3,585,888 -3 3,585,885 4,514 3,590,399 100.0

THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE

The proportion of positive new cases/total new tested today is 10.6%, which is higher than yesterday (8.8%). The 7-day average is 9.4% today, and is the same as yesterday (9.4%).

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HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS

There has been an increase of 183 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 259 224,500 38,786 2,609
Public 407 270,719 61,153 3,429
TOTAL 666 495,219 99,939 6,035

VACCINE UPDATE

For updates on the national vaccine programme, click here.

Thank you for your interest and remember that adhering to the following preventative measures helps to limit your risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19:

  • Getting vaccinated for COVID-19
  • Wearing your mask properly to cover your nose
  • Opting to gather in ventilated spaces
  • Avoid unnecessary gatherings
  • Keeping a social distance of one meter or more
  • Washing your hands regularly in the day with soap and water

For more information on COVID-19, click here.

2022-01-31T07:57:07+00:00January 26th, 2022|