WEEKLY TESTING SUMMARY

This report summarises national laboratory testing for SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19, in South Africa. This report is based on data collected up to 28 November 2020 (week 48 of 2020).  

Key highlights:

  • Western Cape (361 per 100,000 persons) and Eastern Cape (306 per 100,000 persons) provinces had the highest testing rates in week 48.
  • Percentage testing positive decreased from a peak of 30.5% in week 29 to 9.5% in week 43. In week 48 the percentage testing positive was 13.8%, higher than has been observed in the previous 12 weeks.
  • Percentage testing positive remained highest in the Eastern Cape (32.2%) and Western Cape (21.0%). Percentages testing positive were <10% in Northern Cape, Free State, North West, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and Limpopo.

COVID-19 TESTING SUMMARY WEEK 48 (2020)

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