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NICD Reports 12 513 New Cases

Today the NICD reported 12,513 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,075,409. This increase represents a 31.6% positivity rate, which is higher than yesterday (30.2%). As per the National Department of Health, a further 331 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 62,171 to date. For more detailed information, visit the GIS Dashboard.

13 489 570 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

SectorTotal testedNew tested
Private7,607,73656%19,45349%
Public5,881,83444%20,10351%
Total13,489,57039,556

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (60%), followed by WC (10%). Limpopo accounted for 7%; Kwa-Zulu Nata accounted for 6%; North West and Mpumalanga each accounted for 5%; Eastern Cape accounted for 3%; Free State accounted for 2%; and Northern Cape accounted for 1% of today’s new cases. The cumulative number of cases by province is shown below:

ProvinceNew cases on 5 July 2021Total cases for 5 July 2021Percentage total
Eastern Cape399209,86110.1
Free State295116,9945.6
Gauteng7,543709,62834.2
KwaZulu-Natal702360,86617.4
Limpopo86682,7854.0
Mpumalanga63699,6644.8
North West651101,7364.9
Northern Cape16060,3332.9
Western Cape1,261333,54216.1
Total12,5132,075,409100.0

THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE

HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS

An increase of 566 hospital admissions have been reported in the past 24 hours. The following is a list of COVID-19 hospital admissions that have been reported:

SectorFacilities ReportingAdmissions to DateDied to DateCurrently Admitted
Private257150,71625,3839,052
Public402163.23938,6295,313
TOTAL659313,95564,01214,365

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