South Africa recorded just over 4000 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, 6 September, according to the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD). The 29 365 tests conducted over the past 24 hours represent a positivity rate of 14.0%, down from yesterday’s 14.5% rate.
The 4118 new COVID-19 cases detected in South Africa on Monday brings the total number of active cases in the country to 140 779. Unfortunately, 198 more people died of COVID-19-related complications, according to the NICD, bringing the death toll to 83 617.
There was an increase of 242 people admitted to hospital for COVID-19 treatment within the latest testing cycle. The 255 private and 409 public hospitals reporting to the NICD now have 11 580 patients admitted.
“The total number of cases today (n=4 118) is lower than yesterday (n=5 931) and lower than the average number of new cases per day over the 7 preceding days (n=7 642),” said the NICD.
“The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has decreased.”
The majority of the new cases identified on Monday were found in KwaZulu-Natal (28%), followed by Eastern Cape (24%), the Free State (12%) and the Western Cape (11%).
The remaining provinces contributed single-digit percentage points, led by the Northern Cape with 9%, followed by Mpumalanga and Gauteng who both had 6%. The North West (4%) and Limpopo (1%) rounded off the list.
The list below shows the new COVID-19 cases identified by province, the bracketed number is the number of cases detected on the previous day: