Latest confirmed cases of Covid-19 in SA
28 October 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 472 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,920,581. This increase represents a 1.4% positivity rate. As per the National Department of Health, a further 62 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 89,049 to date.
18,440,973 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.