The NICD reports 11,125 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3,031,694. This increase represents a 23.8% positivity rate.
As per the National Department of Health, a further 1 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 89,966 to date.
19,761,834 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.
|Sector||Total tested||New tested|
The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (71%), followed by Western Cape (7%). KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 6% and North West accounted for 4%. Mpumalanga and Limpopo accounted for 3% and Free State and Eastern Cape each accounted for 2%. Northern Cape accounted for less than 1% of today’s new cases. The cumulative number of cases by province is shown in the table below:
|Province||Total cases for 04 December 2021||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 04 December 2021||New cases on 05 December 2021||Total cases for 05 December 2021||Percentage total|
THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The proportion of positive new cases/total new tested today is 23.8% which is the same as yesterday (23.8%). The 7-day average is 18.8% today, which is higher than yesterday (16.8%).
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There has been an increase of 28 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours. The following table is a summary of reported COVID-19 admissions by sector.
|Died to Date||Currently Admitted|
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