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SA Reports 8 021 New COVID-19 Cases

Deputy Minister Thembi Siweya and MEC’s Bandile Masuku and Panyaza Lesufi inspect Covid-19 Quarantine sites Photo Credit: GCIS

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The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, reports that 8 021 new COVID-19 cases have been identified in South Africa, which represents a 16.5% positivity testing rate. This brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 1 730 106.

12 092 681 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

SectorTotal testedNew tested
Private6,819,66156%29,13860%
Public5,273,02044%19,47140%
Total12,092,68148,609

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

The majority of new cases today are from the Gauteng province (60%), followed by the Western Cape (9%) province. Both the Free State and North West provinces accounted for 6%.

HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS

An increase of 1,009 hospital admissions and 117 in-hospital deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours. A summary of reported COVID-19 hospital admissions is shown below.

SectorFacilities ReportingAdmissions   to DateDied to DateCurrently Admitted
Private253131,52821,5635,009
Public396150,98136,0282,458
TOTAL649282 50957,5917,467

VACCINE UPDATE

For updates on the national vaccine programme, click here.

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