The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), reports that 887 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 2 929 175. This increase represents a 2.8% positivity rate.
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 10 deaths associated with COVID-19, bringing the number of deaths to 89 572 to date.
Both public and private sectors have conducted 19 092 934 tests, according to the department.
According to the latest statistics, Gauteng has the highest number of new cases accounting for 66 percent, followed by the Northern Cape with 12 percent.
Western Cape accounted for 6 percent, KwaZulu-Natal 5 percent, Mpumalanga and Free State each accounted for 4 percent, North West 3 percent, Eastern Cape and Limpopo accounted for 2 percent each.
As of today the cumulative number of #COVID19 cases identified in SA is 2 929 175 with 887 new cases reported. Today 10 deaths have been reported bringing the total to 89 572 deaths. The cumulative number of recoveries now stand at 2 820 994 with a recovery rate of 96,3% pic.twitter.com/mVFWVRA459
— Department of Health (@HealthZA) November 20, 2021