Today the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) reports 262 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,925,939. This increase represents a 1.1% positivity rate. As per the National Department of Health, a further 8 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 89,484 to date.
18,917,933 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 (48%), followed by KwaZulu-Natal accounting for 15%. Western Cape accounted for 11%; Free State accounted for 8%; Northern Cape accounted for 6%; Eastern Cape accounted for 4%; Mpumalanga and North West each accounted for 3% respectively; and Limpopo 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 13 Nov 2021||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 13 Nov 2021||New cases on 14 Nov 2021||Total cases for 14 Nov 2021|
*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 PROVINCE
The total number of cases today (n= 262) is lower than yesterday (n= 306) and lower than the average number of cases per day over the 7 preceding days (n= 283).
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There has been an increase of 8 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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