South Africa has recorded 3 274 new COVID-19 cases, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed infections to 3 948 119. This increase represents an 13.8% positivity rate.
The NICD statement says, “Due to the ongoing audit exercise by the National Department of Health, there may be a backlog of COVID-19 mortality cases reported. Today, the Health Department reports 36 deaths, and of these, 15 occurred in the past 24-48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 101 128 to date.”
Vaccine hesitancy decreased slightly from 28 percent in July 2021 to 25 percent in November 2021. That’s according to a COVID-19 Democracy Survey that the University of Johannesburg and the Human Sciences Research Council had conducted.