The NICD reports 11,535new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,988,148. This increase represents a 22.4% positivity rate.
As per the National Department of Health, a further 44 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 89,915 to date.
19,580,433 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 (72%), followed by Western Cape (6%). KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 5%. Limpopo, Mpumalanga and North West each accounted for 4% respectively; Free State and Eastern Cape each accounted for 2%. Northern Cape accounted for 1% of today’s new cases. The cumulative number of cases by province is shown in the table below:
|Province||Total cases for 01 December 2021||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 01 December 2021||New cases on 02 December 2021||Total cases for 02 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 22.4% which is higher than yesterday (16.5%). The 7-day average is 12.6% today, which is higher than yesterday (10.3%).
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There has been an increase of 274 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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