Today the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) reports 21,584 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 1,995,556. This increase represents a 28.4% positivity rate. A further 382 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 61,029 to date.
13,209,499 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.
|Sector||Total tested||New tested|
|PRIVATE||7 472 635||57%||43 938||58%|
|PUBLIC||5 736 864||43%||32 133||42%|
|Total||13 209 499||76 071|
The Gauteng province accounts for the majority of new cases (59%), followed by the Western Cape (11%) and North West (7%) provinces. The following table shows the total number of cases per province:
|Province||New cases on01 July 2021||Total cases for01 July 2021||Percentage total|
An increase of 769 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||Admissionsto Date||Died to Date||Currently Admitted|
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