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Newsnodes
6 Jan 2022, 22:11
South Africa today added a backlog of over 500 COVID-19 deaths. Full statement by South African Health Department: sacoronavirus.co.za

Newsnodes
24 Nov 2021, 19:59
Today South Africa has added a backlog of 18586 cases and 117886 tests as part of a process of including new antigen test codes, source: twitter.com

Newsnodes
2 Dec 2020, 20:52
South Africa has completed revising the test data. They did a small revision and they have published data for the previous days in which no test numbers were released. Source: twitter.com

Newsnodes
30 Nov 2020, 20:36
South Africa has stopped publishing numbers about coronavirus testing. The latest official explanation was that this is due to 'datasets being cleaned'. Source: twitter.com

Newsnodes
18 Oct 2020, 22:16
Still no updates from South Africa, as the South African minister of Health announces he has contracted the coronavirus himself. Source: twitter.com

Newsnodes
24 Apr 2020, 21:19
Test data and test chart have been added for South Africa!

Newsnodes
24 Apr 2020, 20:48
Clarification: South Africa reports on 'people tested'. In the April 18 report they publish both numbers to illustrate the difference (108021 persons vs 123008 samples): sacoronavirus.co.za
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 LATEST NEWSNODES DATA



    CONFIRMED CASES
3,568,900
in total
( +4001)
daily average*


    REPORTED DEATHS
93,707
in total
( +125)
daily average*


    PERSONS TESTED
21,895,771
in total
( +34461)
daily average*
test data provided by: Newsnodes, Nono

Latest update: 19 January, 18:00 CET
*) The daily average increase is the average number of new cases/deaths/tests reported in the last 7 days.


 COVID VARIANTS

The Omicron (B.1.1.529)-variant* (98%) was the dominant COVID-19 strain in South Africa over the last 4 weeks.
The chart below shows how often a coronavirus variant was detected among sequenced cases over time. The data is meant to give a indication of general trends.



Source: GISAID

For more information about COVID-variants, visit our COVID variant monitor.


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 SOUTH AFRICA DATA

Daily reporting time:
~20:30hrs CET

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 NEW CONFIRMED CASES PER DAY (SOUTH AFRICA)

Data range:  26 Dec '21  -  19 Jan '225 Mar '20  -  19 Jan '22 © newsnodes.com    

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 NEW DEATHS PER DAY (SOUTH AFRICA)

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 PERSONS TESTED PER DAY (SOUTH AFRICA)

Data range:  23 Dec '21  -  19 Jan '2228 Mar '20  -  19 Jan '22 © newsnodes.com    
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 TABLE: COVID-19 DATA FOR SOUTH AFRICA


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