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COVID-19: SA adds more than 4000 cases, positivity rate jumps above 10%

South Africa recorded more than 4000 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, 30 November, according to the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD). The 42 664 tests conducted over the past 24 hours represent a positivity rate of 10,2 percent.

SA ADDS 4373 NEW COVID-19 CASES

The 4373 new COVID-19 cases detected in South Africa on Tuesday brings the total number of active cases in the country to 28 651. Unfortunately, 21 more people died of COVID-19-related complications, according to the NICD, bringing the death toll to 89 843.

There were 119 people admitted to hospital for COVID-19 treatment within the latest testing cycle. The 258 private and 407 public hospitals reporting to the NICD now have 2414 patients admitted.

“The proportion of positive new cases/total new tested today is 10.2% which is lower than yesterday (10.7%). The 7-day average is 8.5% today, which is higher than yesterday (7.3%),” said the NICD.

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

The majority of the cases identified on Tuesday were found in Gauteng (72%), followed by the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal with 6 percent each.

Limpopo and the North West accounted for 5 percent respectively, while Mpumalanga had 3 percent, Free State had 2 percent and the Eastern Cape had 1 percent.

The Northern Cape accounted for less than 1 percent of the cases on Tuesday.

The list below shows the new COVID-19 cases identified by province: