The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, reports that 13,575 new COVID-19 cases have been identified in South Africa in the past 24 hours, representing a 23.2% positivity rate. The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has increased. The total number of laboratory-confirmed cases now stands at 1,810,164. A further 149 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 58,590. For more detailed information, visit the GIS Dashboard.
12,493,891 tests have been conducted to date 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 (62%), followed by Western Cape (11%).
North West accounted for 6%; Free State, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga each accounted for 4%; Eastern Cape and Limpopo each accounted for 3%; and Northern Cape accounted for 2% of today’s cases.
The cumulative number of cases by province is shown below:
|Province||New cases on 17 June 2021||Total cases for 17 June 2021||Percentage total|
A further 729 hospital admissions have been reported in the past 24 hours.
A summary of reported COVID-19 hospital admissions is shown below:
|Sector||Facilities Reporting||Admissions to Date||Died to Date||Currently Admitted|
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