The numbers were released by the SA National AIDS Council (Sanac).
As of 2019, 7.6-m people were living with HIV in South Africa - 4.8- m women, 2.5-m men and 300 000 children. Between 2010 and 2019 there has been a 57% reduction in the rate of new infections in South Africa.
The district with the highest HIV prevalence was King Cetshwayo district in KwaZulu-Natal (31.6 %), while the Western Cape’s Central Karoo district had the lowest prevalence at 5.9%.
In terms of incidence, or rate of new infections, the highest rate was seen in the Eastern Cape’s OR Tambo district - with 13.8 per 1 000 - while the district with the lowest incidence was also the Central Karoo, with a rate of 1.8 per 1 000.