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).
- 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.