The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), reports that 136 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 2,926,075.
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 5 deaths associated with COVID-19, bringing the number of deaths to 89 489 to date.
Both public and private sectors have conducted 18 933 156 tests, according to the department.
According to the latest statistics, Gauteng has the highest number of new cases with 43 percent, followed by the Western Cape with 16 percent.
KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 13 percent, Northern Cape 7 percent, North West 7 percent, Mpumalanga 6 percent, Eastern Cape 5 percent, Free State 4 percent, and Limpopo accounted for 0 percent.
As of today the cumulative number of #COVID19 cases identified in SA is 2 933 156 with 136 new cases reported. Today 5 deaths have been reported bringing the total to 89 489 deaths. The cumulative number of recoveries now stand at 2 819 870 with a recovery rate of 96,4% pic.twitter.com/2iy7GNdGSx
— Department of Health (@HealthZA) November 15, 2021