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NICD Reports 17 489 New Cases In SA

The NICD reported 17 489 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 236 805. This increase represents a 31.0% positivity rate.

With the current disruption of some COVID-19 testing sites in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal provinces, individuals who have COVID-19 symptoms who can’t access testing facilities are asked to try and limit the transmission of the virus by taking precautions and to quarantine if possible.

As per the National Department of Health, a further 453 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 65 595 to date.

14 045 630 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 (46%), followed by Western Cape (17%). Limpopo accounted for 10%; North West accounted for 9%; Mpumalanga accounted for 7%; Eastern Cape accounted for 5%; Free State accounted for 3%; KwaZulu-Natal and Northern Cape accounted for 2% of today’s new cases.

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

ProvinceTotal cases for 13 July 2021Adjusted numbers after harmonisationUpdated total cases on 13 July  2021New cases on 14 July 2021Total cases for 14 July 2021Percentage total
Eastern Cape214 8710214 871792215 6639.6
Free State120 7860120 786539121 3255.4
Gauteng784 1481784 1497 981792 13035.4
KwaZulu-Natal372 4060372 406387372 79316.7
Limpopo94 360894 3681 74896 1164.3
Mpumalanga108 114-12108 1021 199109 3014.9
North West111 4932111 4951 524113 0195.1
Northern Cape62 042062 04229262 3342.8
Western Cape351 0961351 0973 027354 12415.8
Total2 2193 1602 219 31617 4892 236 805100.0

The total number of cases today (n= 17 489) is higher than yesterday (n= 12 537) but lower than the average number of new cases per day over the 7 preceding days (n=17 782).

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 787 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
Private257160 39527 41510 248
Public407172 65740 7427 312
TOTAL664333 05268 15717 560

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