As we pass the midpoint for November, it looks as if the the number of new daily infections for COVID-19 in South Africa is on the rise, if only slightly. This as 1 245 new cases have been reported over the past 24 hours, according to the NDoH.

While this number might sound fairly innocuous, it is higher than what we have seen in recent weeks, with the number of new daily infections starting off the week below the 1k mark.

Whether they will pick up rapidly as the week progresses, however, remains to be seen.

As such, it serves as a reminder to remain vigilant when the holidays begin locally, as the chaos of 2020, coupled with the frustration of lockdown, will result in many South Africans choosing not to adhere to social distancing regulations.

Shifting back to the latest report from the NDoH, the total number of cases to date now sits at 752 269, with 695 496 recoveries and over 5.14 million tests having been conducted.

Unfortunately, 73 new fatalities have also been recorded as a result of COVID-19 in South Africa, pushing the total number of deaths to 20 314.

The full breakdown of COVID-19 in South Africa is as follows:

Provinces Confirmed Cases Recoveries Active cases Deaths
Western Cape 122 107 111 759 10 348 4 464
Eastern Cape 108 993 96 300 12 693 4 086
Northern Cape 22 751 18 739 2 859 301
Free State 58 453 48 227 10 226 1 686
KwaZulu-Natal 124 958 116 497 8 461 3 287
North West 34 334 32 100 2 234 510
Mpumalanga 30 705 29 665 1 040 611
Gauteng 231 733 224 840 6 893 4 889
Limpopo 18 235 17 369 866 480
Unknown 0
TOTAL 752 269 695 496 56 773 20 314

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:

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