Latest Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 In South Africa (28 November 2021)

>Latest Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 In South Africa (28 November 2021)

28 November 2021
Statement

LATEST CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (28 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 2,858 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,961,406. This increase represents a 9.8% positivity rate.  As per the National Department of Health, a further COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 89,797 to date.

19,413,079 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

Sector Total tested New tested
Private 10,421,540 53.7% 19,293 66.0%
Public 8,991,539 46.3% 9,952 34.0%
Total 19,413,079  100.0% 29,245  100.0%

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (81%), followed Western Cape accounting for 5%. KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 4%; Mpumalanga and North West each accounted for 3% respectively; Limpopo accounted for 2%; and Eastern Cape, Free State 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 27  Nov 2021 Adjusted numbers after harmonisation Updated total cases on
27 Nov 2021
New cases on 28 Nov 2021 Total cases for 28 Nov 2021 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 293,143 0 293,143 21 293,164 9.9
Free State 165,481 0 165,481 25 165,506 5.6
Gauteng 939,502 0 939,502 2,308 941,810 31.8
KwaZulu-Natal 518,167 0 518,167 102 518,269 17.5
Limpopo 123,422 0 123,422 51 123,473 4.2
Mpumalanga 153,694 0 153,694 89 153,783 5.2
North West 153,944 0 153,944 91 154,035 5.2
Northern Cape 93,293 0 93,293 23 93,316 3.2
Western Cape 517,902 0 517,902 148 518,050 17.5
Total 2,958,548 0 2,958,548 2,858 2,961,406 100.0

THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE

The proportion of positive new cases/total new tested today is 9.8% which higher than yesterday (9.2%). The 7-day average is 6.1% today, which is higher than yesterday (5.2%).

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HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS
There has been an increase of 18 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 258 201,033 37,354 1,239
Public 407 236,210 57,183 993
TOTAL 665 437,243 94,543 2,232

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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