The National Institute for Communicable Diseases reported 9,718 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,377,823. This increase represents a 26.6% positivity rate. As per the National Department of Health, a further 287 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 69,775 to date.
14,563,847 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.
|Sector||Total tested||New tested|
The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (28%), followed by the Western Cape (25%). KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 14%; Limpopo and Mpumalanga each accounted for 8%; Eastern Cape and North West each accounted for 6%; Free State accounted for 3%; and the Northern Cape accounted for 2% of today’s new cases. The cumulative number of cases by province is shown in the table below:
|Province||Total cases for 24 July 2021||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 24 July 2021||New cases on 25 July 2021||Total cases for 25 July 2021|
THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The total number of cases today (n= 9,718) is lower than yesterday (n= 12,056) and lower than the average number of new cases per day over the 7 preceding days (n= 11,818). The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has decreased.
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There has been an increase of 366 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours. The following table is a summary of reported COVID-19 admissions by sector.
|Died to Date||Currently Admitted|
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