The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), reports that 687 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 2,929,862. This increase represents a 3, 4 percent 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 2 deaths associated with COVID-19, bringing the number of deaths to 89,574 to date.
Both public and private sectors have conducted 19,113,226 tests, according to the department.
According to the latest statistics, Gauteng has the highest number of new cases accounting for 79 percent, followed by Northern West and KwaZulu-Natal each accounting for Cape 5 percent.
Western Cape and Mpumalanga 3 percent each, Northern Cape 2 percent. Free State, Eastern Cape and Limpopo for 1 percent each.
As of today the cumulative number of #COVID19 cases identified in SA is 2 929 862 with 687 new cases reported. Today 2 deaths have been reported bringing the total to 89 574 deaths. The cumulative number of recoveries now stand at 2 821 141 with a recovery rate of 96,3% pic.twitter.com/J42Kg0c0pS
— Department of Health (@HealthZA) November 21, 2021