The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, reports that 9,320 new COVID-19 cases have been identified in South Africa, which represents a 16.6% positivity testing rate. This brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 1,739,425.
12,148,854 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 (63%), followed by the Western Cape (11%) and North West (6%) provinces. The cumulative number of cases by province is shown below:
|Province||New cases on 12 June 2021||Total cases for 12 June 2021||Percentage total|
An increase of 435 hospital admissions and 62 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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Sinenhlanhla Jimoh, Senior Communications Manager