The NICD reports 1,275 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,950,035. This increase represents a 3.6% positivity rate.As per the National Department of Health, a further 22 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 89,657to date.
19,279,975 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 (80%), followed Western Cape for 5%. KwaZulu-Natal and North West each accounted for 3% respectively; Eastern Cape, Limpopo, and Mpumalanga each accounted for 2% respectively; and Free State and Northern Cape each accounted for 1% respectively of today’s new cases. The cumulative number of cases by province is shown in the table below:
|Province||Total cases for 23 Nov 2021||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 23 Nov 2021||New cases on 24 Nov 2021||Total cases for 24 Nov 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 3.6% which is higher than yesterday (2.1%). The 7-day average is 2.7% today, which is higher than yesterday (2.4%).
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There has been an increase of 53 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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