The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), reports that 273 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 2 926 348
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 15 deaths associated with COVID-19, bringing the number of deaths to 89 504 to date.
Both public and private sectors have conducted 18 962 806 tests, according to the department.
According to the latest statistics, Gauteng has the highest number of new cases with 54 percent, followed by the Western Cape with 11 percent.
KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 10 percent, North West 4 percent, Mpumalanga 6 percent, Eastern Cape and Northern Cape each 3 percent, Free State 7 percent, and Limpopo accounted for 1 percent.
As of today the cumulative number of #COVID19 cases identified in SA is 2 926 348 with 273 new cases reported. Today 15 deaths have been reported bringing the total to 89 504 deaths. The cumulative number of recoveries now stand at 2 820 030 with a recovery rate of 96,4% pic.twitter.com/huCa4iYPMN
— Department of Health (@HealthZA) November 16, 2021