Today the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) reports 12,513 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,075,409. This increase represents a 31.6% positivity rate, which is higher than yesterday (30.2%). As per the National Department of Health, a further 331 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 62,171 to date.
13 489 570 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 Gauteng (60%), followed by WC (10%). Limpopo accounted for 7%; Kwa-Zulu Nata accounted for 6%; North West and Mpumalanga each accounted for 5%; Eastern Cape accounted for 3%; Free State accounted for 2%; and Northern Cape accounted for 1% of today’s new cases. The cumulative number of cases by province is shown below:
|Province||New cases on 5 July 2021||Total cases for 5 July 2021||Percentage total|
THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
An increase of 566 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||Admissions to Date||Died to Date||Currently Admitted|
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