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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (16 July 2021)

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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (16 July 2021)

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) reports 15 939 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 269 179. This increase represents a 29.5% positivity rate.

As per the National Department of Health, a further 413 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 66 385 to date.

14 154 725 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

SectorTotal testedNew tested
Private7 939 68456%24 67546%
Public6 215 04144%29 42254%
Total14 154 72554 097

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (38%), followed by Western Cape (19%). Limpopo accounted for 12%; Mpumalanga accounted for 9%; North West accounted for 8%; Eastern Cape accounted for 5%; KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 4%; Free State accounted for 3%; and Northern Cape accounted for 2% of today’s new cases.

The cumulative number of cases by province is shown in the table below:

ProvinceTotal cases for 15 July 2021Adjusted numbers after harmonisationUpdated total cases on 15 July  2021New cases on 16 July 2021Total cases for 16 July 2021Percentage total
Eastern Cape216 5023216 505826217 3319.6
Free State121 8961121 897520122 4175.4
Gauteng799 45411799 4656 013805 47835.5
KwaZulu-Natal373 285-22373 263611373 87416.5
Limpopo97 588397 5911 92899 5194.4
Mpumalanga110 3783110 3811 471111 8524.9
North West114 4792114 4811 197115 6785.1
Northern Cape62 633-262 63136862 9992.8
Western Cape357 0251357 0263 005360 03115.9
Total2 253 24002 253 24015 9392 269 179100.0

THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The total number of cases today (n= 15 939) is lower than yesterday (n= 16 435) but higher than the average number of new cases per day over the 7 preceding days (n=15 928).  The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has decreased.

For more detailed information, visit the GIS Dashboard.

HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS
There has been an increase of 714 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours. The following table is a summary of reported COVID-19 admissions by sector.

SectorFacilities ReportingAdmissionsto DateDied to DateCurrently Admitted
Private257162 54827 9489 890
Public409174 80341 3727 180
TOTAL666337 35169 32017 070

VACCINE UPDATE

For updates on the national vaccine programme, click here.

Thank you for your interest and remember that adhering to preventative measures limits your risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19. -NICD


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