The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, continues the monitoring and surveillance of COVID-19 in order to inform the public health response.
Today the institute reports 16,078 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 1,877,143. This increase represents a 24.5 % positivity rate. A further 148 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 59 406 to date.
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12 769 052 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.
|Sector||Total tested||New tested|
|Private||7 213 059||56%||36 998||56%|
|Public||5 555 993||44%||28 633||44%|
|Total||12 769 052||65 631|
The Gauteng province accounts for the majority of new cases (59%), followed by the Western Cape (12 %). The following table shows the total number of cases per province:
|Province||New cases on 24 June 2021||Total cases for 24 June 2021|
THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
An increase of 607 hospital admissions have been reported in the past 24 hours.
The following is a list of COVID-19 hospital admissions that have been reported:
|Sector||Facilities Reporting||Admissions to Date||Died to Date||Currently Admitted|
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