WEEKLY EPIDEMIOLOGICAL BRIEF

This report is based on data collected up to 26 November 2022 (week 47 of 2022).

Key highlights:

  • As of 26 November 2022, a total of 4 040 939 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases had been detected in South Africa. Of these, 2 888 were cases reported since the last report (week 46 of 2022). There was a 15.4% decrease in the number of new cases detected in week 47 of 2022 (2 633) compared to the number of new cases detected in week 46 of 2022 (3 114).
  • In the past week, KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng Province reported the highest weekly incidence risk (7.0 cases per 100 000 persons), followed by Western Cape Province (4.7 cases per 100 000 persons). The other provinces reported weekly incidences below 3.0 cases per 100 000 persons.
  • In the past week, all provinces reported a decrease in weekly incidence risk, ranging from 0.1 cases per 100 000 persons in North West Province (6.0%) and Limpopo Province (14.3%) to 1.7 cases per 100 000 persons (19.6%) in KwaZulu-Natal Province.

COVID-19 WEEKLY EPIDEMIOLOGICAL BRIEF WEEK 47 (2022)