The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) reports 1,635 new cases of COVID-19 were identified in South Africa on Friday, bringing the overall number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,904,307 in the country. Positive cases accounted for 4.4% of all confirmed cases.
A s of today the cumulative number of #COVID19 cases identified in SA is 2 904 307 with 1635 new cases reported. Today 79 deaths have been reported bringing the total to 87 705 deaths. The cumulative number of recoveries now stand at 2 776?990 with a recovery rate of 95,6% pic.twitter.com/LwdMTEVeM4
— Department of Health (@HealthZA) October 1, 2021
The NICD is part of the National Health Laboratory Service, which continues to conduct laboratory-based surveillance in South Africa as part of the public health response to COVID-19.
According to the National Department of Health, 79 deaths related to COVID-19 have been confirmed in the past 24 hours, making the total 87,705.
Both the public and private sectors have conducted 17728,831 tests.
Provincial breakdown in percentages
The majority of new cases are from the Western Cape, which accounted for 25 percent, followed by KwaZulu-Natal with 21 percent.
Gauteng and Eastern Cape accounted for 12 % each. Free State reported 11%, Northern Cape 9%, North West 5% Mpumalanga 4%, and Limpopo accounted for 2%.