The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), reports that 566 newly diagnosed COVID-19 cases were identified in South Africa in the last 24-hour reporting cycle, bringing the number of laboratory-confirmed cases so far to 2 926 914.
NICD is a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, which provides laboratory-based surveillance to aid public health in the fight against COVID-19.
The National Department of Health confirmed another 11 deaths associated with COVID-19, bringing the number of deaths to 89 515 to date.
Both public and private sectors have conducted 18 998 133 tests, according to the department.
According to the latest statistics, Gauteng has the highest number of new cases with 59 percent, followed by the Western Cape with 8 percent.
KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo accounted for 7 percent each, North West 6 percent, Eastern Cape and Free State 4 percent each, Mpumalanga and Northern Cape 3 percent each.
As of today the cumulative number of #COVID19 cases identified in SA is 2 926 914 with 566 new cases reported. Today 11 deaths have been reported bringing the total to 89 515 deaths. The cumulative number of recoveries now stand at 2 820 514 with a recovery rate of 96,4% pic.twitter.com/N9DlfjBnMR
— Department of Health (@HealthZA) November 17, 2021