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NICD Reports 305 New COVID-19 Cases In SA

The NICD reports 305 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,924,622. This increase represents a 0.9% positivity rate.As per the National Department of Health, a further 48 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 89,435 to date.

18,802,232 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

SectorTotal testedNew tested


The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (30%), followed by Western Cape accounting for 17%. KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 14%; Free State accounted for 9%; North West accounted for 8%; Mpumalanga and Northern Cape each accounted for 7% respectively; Eastern Cape accounted for 6%; and Limpopo accounted for 3% of today’s new cases. The cumulative number of cases by province is shown in the table below:

ProvinceTotal cases for 09 Nov 2021Adjusted numbers after harmonisationUpdated total cases on 09 Nov 2021New cases on 10 Nov 2021Total cases for 10 Nov 2021
Eastern Cape292,5070292,50717292,524
Free State163,7530163,75327163,780
North West150,7654150,76923150,792
Northern Cape92,634192,6352192,656
*Western Cape513,9950513,99551514,046

*There may be discrepancies in the numbers of cases and recoveries reported for the Western Cape, as the Western Cape reporting currently includes re-infections and additional cases identified by antigen tests, which are not incorporated into the national line list for reporting. As a result, the number of recoveries for the Western Cape has been kept static on the national reports. We are working with Western Cape health authorities to align the reporting and resolve these discrepancies.

THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCEThe total number of cases today (n= 305) is higher than yesterday (n= 245) and higher than the average number of cases per day over the 7 preceding days (n= 270).

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There has been an increase of 33 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours. The following table is a summary of reported COVID-19 admissions by sector.

SectorFacilities ReportingAdmissions
to Date
Died to DateCurrently Admitted


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