Today the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) reports 245 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,924,317. This increase represents a 0.9% positivity rate. As per the National Department of Health, a further 35 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 89,387 to date.
18,768,665 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 (35%), followed by Western Cape accounting for 16%. KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 15%; Free State accounted for 13%; Mpumalanga accounted for 6%; Northern Cape accounted for 5%; North West accounted for 4%; and Eastern Cape and Limpopo each accounted for 3% of today’s new cases. The cumulative number of cases by province is shown in the table below:
|Province||Total cases for 08 Nov 2021||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 08 Nov 2021||New cases on 09 Nov 2021||Total cases for 09 Nov 2021|
THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The total number of cases today (n= 245) is higher than yesterday (n= 116) and lower than the average number of cases per day over the 7 preceding days (n= 275).
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There has been an increase of 34 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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