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SA Reports 16 078 New COVID-19 Cases

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.

SectorTotal testedNew tested
Private7 213 05956%36 99856%
Public5 555 99344%28 63344%
Total12 769 05265 631

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

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:

ProvinceNew cases on 24 June 2021Total cases for 24 June 2021
Eastern Cape466204,175
Free State552111,953
Gauteng9,521588,009
KwaZulu-Natal696349,301
Limpopo86771,691
Mpumalanga63090,716
North West1,14389,980
Northern Cape29157,758
Western Cape1,912313,560
Unknown00
Total16,0781,877,143

THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE

HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS

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:

SectorFacilities ReportingAdmissions to DateDied to DateCurrently Admitted
Private257140,54323,4377100
Public400156,39937,1363636
TOTAL657296,94260,60010,736

VACCINE UPDATE
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