The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), said on Tuesday, November 30 that over 4,373 new COVID-19 cases have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of confirmed cases to 2,968,052.
According to the NICD, a further 21 COVID-19 related deaths have been also reported, bringing the total fatalities to 89,843 to date.
“The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (72%), followed by Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal, each accounting for 6%. Limpopo and North West accounted for 5% respectively.
“Mpumalanga 3%, Free State 2% and Eastern Cape 1%. Northern Cape accounted for less than 1% of today’s new cases,” NICD indicated.
Meanwhile, with infections on the rise mandatory vaccinations have been the topic of debate after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that a government task team is looking into making vaccinations against the COVID-19 compulsory for certain activities and locations.
According to News 24, trade union federation, Cosatu stood in favour of the decision, indicating that although it was initially opposed to forced COVID-19 vaccinations, its stance has changed since.