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NICD Reports 291 New COVID-19 Cases In SA

The institute reports 291 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3,986,892. This increase represents a 4.1% positivity rate.

Today, the NDoH reports 16 deaths and of these 3 deaths occurred in the past 24 to 48 hours. The cumulative COVID-19 deaths are 101,620 to date. 25,604,409 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

SectorTotal testedNew tested
Private13,942,84554.5%4,31560.2%
Public11,661,56445.5%2,85239.8%
Total25,604,409100.0%7,167100.0%

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN
The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (40%), followed by Western Cape (15%). Kwa-Zulu Natal accounted for 13%; North West accounted for 11%; Free State accounted for 8%; Eastern Cape accounted for 5%; Mpumalanga accounted for 4%; Northern Cape accounted for 2%; and Limpopo accounted for 1% of today’s new cases. The cumulative number of cases by province are shown in the table below:

ProvinceTotal cases for 19 June 2022Adjusted numbers after harmonisationUpdated total cases on 19 June 2022Incident infections for 19 June 2022Possible reinfections for 19 June 2022New cases on 20 June 2022Total cases for 20 June 2022Percentage total
Eastern Cape363,0310363,03115116363,0479.1
Free State215,4120215,41219322215,4345.4
Gauteng1,318,06801,318,06810791161,318,18433.1
KwaZulu-Natal714,6320714,63237239714,67117.9
Limpopo159,0980159,098404159,1024.0
Mpumalanga201,2930201,29311011201,3045.0
North West201,3110201,31131233201,3445.1
Northern Cape114,9580114,958617114,9652.9
Western Cape698,7980698,79835843698,84117.5
Total3,986,60103,986,601265262913,986,892100.0

THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The proportion of positive new cases/total new tested today is 4.1%, and is lower than yesterday (7.1%). The 7-day average is 7.9% today, and is lower than yesterday (8.1%).

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HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS
There has been an increase of 31 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours. The following table is a summary of reported COVID-19 admissions by sector.

SectorFacilities ReportingAdmissions
to Date
Died to DateCurrently Admitted
Private262248,42540,466789
Public407289,20263,2321,087
TOTAL669537,627103,6981,876

VACCINE UPDATE
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