Today the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), reports 2,828 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,955,328. This increase represents a 9.1% positivity rate. As per the National Department of Health, a further 12 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 89,783 to date.
19,348,954 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 (77%), followed by Western Cape accounting for 5%. KwaZulu-Natal and North West each accounted for 4% respectively; Limpopo and Mpumalanga each accounted for 3% respectively; Free state accounted for 2%; and Eastern Cape 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 25 Nov 2021||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 25 Nov 2021||New cases on 26 Nov 2021||Total cases for 26 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 9.2% which is higher than yesterday (6.5%). The 7-day average is 4.3% today, which is higher than yesterday (3.4%).
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There has been an increase of 60 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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