Latest Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 In South Africa (27 January 2022)

>Latest Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 In South Africa (27 January 2022)

LATEST CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (27 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 4,100 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3 594 499. This increase represents a 10.5% 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 160 deaths and of these, 34 occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 94,651 to date.

22,159,247 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

Sector Total tested New tested
Private 11,983,034 54.1% 21,003 54.0%
Public 10,176,213 45.9% 17,909 46.0%
Total 22,159,247 100.0% 38,912 100.0%

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (29%), followed by Western Cape (15%). Kwa-Zulu Natal accounted for 13%; Limpopo and Mpumalanga each accounted for 12% respectively; North West accounted for 8%; Free State accounted for 5%; Eastern Cape accounted for 4%; 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 26 January 2022 Adjusted numbers after harmonisation Updated total cases on 26 January 2022 New cases on 27 January 2022 Total cases for
27 January 2022
Percentage total
Eastern Cape 340,303 -4 340,299 174 340,473 9,5
Free State 195,866 1 195,867 200 196,067 5,5
Gauteng 1,163,511 1 1,163,512 1,170 1,164,682 32,4
KwaZulu-Natal 640,885 0 640,885 550 641,435 17,8
Limpopo 149,034 0 149,034 484 149,518 4,2
Mpumalanga 183,299 0 183,299 507 183,806 5,1
North West 185,001 2 185,003 317 185,320 5,2
Northern Cape 106,653 0 106,653 78 106,731 3,0
Western Cape 625,847 0 625,847 620 626,467 17,4
Total 3,590,399 0 3,590,399 4,100 3,594,499 100.0

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

The proportion of positive new cases/total new tested today is 10.5%, which is lower than yesterday (10.6%). The 7-day average is 9.3% today, and is lower than yesterday (9.4%).

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HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS

There has been an increase of 152 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 259 224,774 38,802 2,608
Public 407 271,133 61,248 3,258
TOTAL 666 495,907 100,050 5,866

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.

2022-01-28T06:07:05+00:00January 27th, 2022|