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COVID-19 cases increased by 2 465 on Thursday 25 November 2021. Photo: Stock/Canva

COVID-19: SA reports 205 new reported cases, 13 deaths

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) said on Sunday 13 deaths were recorded, bringing the total of fatalities to 89 332.

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COVID-19 cases increased by 2 465 on Thursday 25 November 2021. Photo: Stock/Canva

South Africa recorded 205 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has said on Sunday. 


This brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 923 956. 

This increase of 205 new COVID-19 cases represents a 0.8 % positivity rate. 

A further 13 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 89 332 to date.

“The cumulative number of recoveries is 2 818 103, which is 96.4% recovery rate.” 

The majority of new cases is in KwaZulu-Natal: 53, followed by Gauteng with 40 new cases, Western Cape with 35, and the Northern Cape with 26 new cases provinces. 

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18 724 313 tests have been conducted in both the public and private sectors.


The Gauteng government has administered more than 6-million Covid-19 vaccines.

Gauteng health spokesperson Kwara Kekana said of the figure, 3,076,767 are people who are fully vaccinated with the Pfizer or J&J vaccines.

“This milestone comes at a time when the province is taking the vaccination programme to retailers, shopping centres and other workplaces to widen access to vaccines to as many people as possible,” Kekana said.

She said the more people were vaccinated, the better the chances of beating the anticipated fourth wave.

“Gauteng has, since 30 August 2021, embarked on an intense campaign targeting areas with low vaccine uptake to vaccinate as many people as possible.

 “Vaccination has been proven to be effective in minimising severe illness, hospitalisation, and death in the event one contracts the coronavirus,” Kekana said.

The government has called on all people who are 12 and older to visit their nearest vaccination site to get vaccinated.

“The public is further reminded that those who received the first of a two-dose vaccine need to return for their second dose at 42 days.”

Meanwhile, Oramed Pharmaceuticals confirmed last month that the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority had given permission for the trial to go ahead.

The trial will be run in Johannesburg and see just 24 volunteers take the company pill vaccine. Oramed told the Sunday Times that results from the trial are expected halfway through next year.

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