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COVID-19 in South Africa: 27th November

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It is Black Friday today, and for many South Africans, that means trawling the internet for the best possible deals and sales. While the escape of retail therapy might be good for some given what has happened in 2020, there is still the spread of COVID-19 in South Africa to consider.

To that end, concerns have been growing in recent days over the continued rise in new daily infections.

Following the latest report from the National Department of Health (NDoH), it marks consecutive days where the number has peaked over 3k. More specifically 3 069 over the past 24 hours, according to the NDoH.

The result is that the country’s total number of infections to date now sits at 778 571.

Added to this, the department is still waiting on reconciled numbers from Gauteng before it can share the most accurate recoveries and active cases numbers for the country. That said, the NDoH has shared those specific figures for other provinces.

We ho, however, have the latest figures for fatalities, which now totals 21 289.

The full breakdown of COVID-19 in South Africa, sans updated recoveries and active cases, is as follows:

Provinces Confirmed Cases Recoveries Active cases Deaths
Western Cape 128703 115017 13686 4594
Eastern Cape 122587 109170 13417 4508
Northern Cape 23095 20061 2859 306
Free State 58912 50532 8380 1895
KwaZulu-Natal 126866 117329 9537 3323
North West 34721 33115 1606 549
Mpumalanga 31215 30166 1049 614
Gauteng 233995 228111 5884 5001
Limpopo 18477 17662 815 499
Unknown 0
TOTAL 778571 721163 57408 21289

As always, in order to stay up to date with the spread of COVID-19 in South Africa and abroad, we advise the following materials and platforms:

[Image – Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash]

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