Latest Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 In South Africa (26 November 2021)

>Latest Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 In South Africa (26 November 2021)

26 November 2021
Statement

LATEST CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (26 November 2021)

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, continues to provide laboratory-based surveillance to inform the public health response towards COVID-19 in South Africa.

Today the institute reports 2,828 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,955,328. This increase represents a 9.1% positivity rate. As per the National Department of Health, a further 12 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 89,783 to date.

19,348,954 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

Sector Total tested New tested
Private 10,382,027 53.7% 15,763 51.0%
Public 8,966,937 46.3% 15,141 49.0%
Total 19,348,954  100.0% 30,904  100.0%

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN
The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (77%), followed by Western Cape accounting for 5%. KwaZulu-Natal and North West each accounted for 4% respectively; Limpopo and Mpumalanga each accounted for 3% respectively; Free state accounted for 2%; and Eastern Cape and Northern Cape each accounted for 1% respectively of today’s new cases. The cumulative number of cases by province is shown in the table below:

 Province Total cases for 25  Nov 2021 Adjusted numbers after harmonisation Updated total cases on 25 Nov 2021 New cases on
26 Nov 2021
Total cases for 26 Nov 2021 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 293,098 -1 293,097 25 293,122 9.9
Free State 165,395 0 165,395 51 165,446 5.6
Gauteng 934,688 1 934,689 2,173 936,862 31.7
KwaZulu-Natal 517,949 0 517,949 108 518,057 17.5
Limpopo 123,276 0 123,276 88 123,364 4.2
Mpumalanga 153,500 0 153,500 95 153,595 5.2
North West 153,723 0 153,723 116 153,839 5.2
Northern Cape 93,229 0 93,229 33 93,262 3.2
Western Cape 517,642 0 517,642 139 517,781 17.5
Total 2,952,500 0 2,952,500 2,828 2,955,328 100.0

THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The proportion of positive new cases/total new tested today is 9.2% which is higher than yesterday (6.5%). The 7-day average is 4.3% today, which is higher than yesterday (3.4%).

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HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS
There has been an increase of 60 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours. The following table is a summary of reported COVID-19 admissions by sector.

Sector Facilities Reporting Admissions
to Date
Died to Date Currently Admitted
Private 258 200,989 37,354 1,241
Public 407 236,155 57,189 970
TOTAL 665 437,144 94,543 2,211

VACCINE UPDATE
For updates on the national vaccine programme, click here.

Thank you for your interest and remember that adhering to the following preventative measures helps to limit your risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19.

  • Getting vaccinated for COVID-19
  • Wearing your mask properly to cover your nose
  • Opting to gather in ventilated spaces
  • Avoid unnecessary gatherings
  • Keeping a social distance of one meter or more
  • Washing your hands regularly in the day with soap and water

For more information on COVID-19, click here

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