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NICD Reports 14 701 New COVID-19 Cases

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The NICD Reported 14 701 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 283 880. This increase represents a 29.1% positivity rate.

As per the National Department of Health, a further 291 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 66 676 to date.

14 205 299 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

SectorTotal testedNew tested

The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (43%), followed by Western Cape (16%). Limpopo accounted for 10%; North West accounted for 8%; KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga each accounted for 7%; Eastern Cape accounted for 5%; Free State accounted for 3%; and Northern Cape accounted for 1% of today’s new cases

The cumulative number of cases by province is shown in the table below:

ProvinceTotal cases for 16 July 2021Adjusted numbers after harmonisationUpdated total cases on 16 July  2021New cases on 17 July 2021Total cases for 17 July 2021Percentage total
Eastern Cape217 3310217 331678218 0099.5
Free State122 4171122 418376122 7945.4
Gauteng805 4786805 4846 357811 84135.5
KwaZulu-Natal373 8743373 8771 055374 93216.4
Limpopo99 5191999 5381 431100 9694.4
Mpumalanga111 8524111 8561 065112 9214.9
North West115 678-31115 6471 116116 7635.1
Northern Cape62 999-362 99620063 1962.8
Western Cape360 0311360 0322 423362 45515.9
Total2 269 17902 269 17914 7012 283 880100.0

The total number of cases today (n= 14 701) is lower than yesterday (n= 15 939) and lower than the average number of new cases per day over the 7 preceding days (n= 14 941).

The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has decreased

7-day moving average number of new cases by province and date of reporting, 12 April 2020 to date, South Africa.

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There has been an increase of 546 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours. The following table is a summary of reported COVID-19 admissions by sector.

SectorFacilities ReportingAdmissions to DateDied to DateCurrently Admitted
Private257163 35328 1739 695
Public409175 47341 5087 259
TOTAL666338 82669 68116 954

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