The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), reports that 789 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 2,928,288.
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 7 deaths associated with COVID-19, bringing the number of deaths to 89,562 to date.
Both public and private sectors have conducted 19,061,166 tests, according to the department.
According to the latest statistics, Gauteng has the highest number of new cases, accounting for 65 percent, followed by the Northern Cape with 7 percent.
North West and Western Cape accounted for 6 percent each, KwaZulu-Natal 5 percent, Mpumalanga 4 percent, Free State 3 percent, Eastern Cape and Limpopo accounted for 2 percent each.
As of today the cumulative number of #COVID19 cases identified in SA is 2 928 288 with 789 new cases reported. Today 7 deaths have been reported bringing the total to 89 562 deaths. The cumulative number of recoveries now stand at 2 820 731 with a recovery rate of 96,3% pic.twitter.com/31NgY4ofZK
— Department of Health (@HealthZA) November 19, 2021