Today the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) reports 26,485 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,046,311. This increase represents a 27.3% positivity rate. As per the National Department of Health, a further 175 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 61,507 to date.
13,395,135 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.
|Sector||Total tested||New tested|
The Gauteng province accounts for the majority of new cases (61%), followed by the Western Cape (11%), and Limpopo (7%) provinces. The following table shows the total number of cases per province:
|Province||New cases on03 July 2021||Total cases for03 July 2021||Percentage total|
THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
An increase of 557 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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