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.
|Sector||Total tested||New tested|
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%.
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.
|Sector||Facilities Reporting||Admissions to Date||Died to Date||Currently Admitted|
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