The National Institute for Communicable Diseases has in the last 24-hour reporting cycle confirmed 201 new COVID-19 identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,912,346.
This increase represents a 3.3% positivity rate.
As per the National Department of Health, a further 29 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 88,346 to date.
A total of 17,988,526 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors.
A s of today the cumulative number of #COVID19 cases identified in SA is 2 912 346 with 201 new cases reported. Today 29 deaths have been reported bringing the total to 88 346 deaths. The cumulative number of recoveries now stand at 2 791 794 with a recovery rate of 95,9% pic.twitter.com/qb6iuns7GB
— Department of Health (@HealthZA) October 11, 2021
The majority of new cases today are from KwaZulu-Natal which accounted for 28 percent, followed by Gauteng Province with 22 percent. Western Cape accounted for 16 percent, Eastern Cape 14 percent, Northern Cape 5 percent, Mpumalanga accounted 4 percent, Free State and North West each accounted for 3 percent, and Limpopo accounted for 2 percent of today’s new cases.