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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (17 June 2021)

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LATEST CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (17 JUNE 2021)

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, reports that 11,767 new COVID-19 cases have been identified in South Africa in the past 24 hours, representing a 22.6% positivity rate. The total number of laboratory-confirmed cases now stands at 1,786,079.  A further 100 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 58,323.

The total number of cases today is lower than yesterday but higher than the average number of new cases per day over the seven preceding days.  The positivity has increased from yesterday.

12,383,955 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below:

SectorTotal testedNew tested
Private6,985,02556%29,88457%
Public5,398,93044%22,23443%
Total12,383,95552,118

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (64%), followed by Western Cape (11%). North West accounted for 6%; Free State, KwaZulu-Natal & Mpumalanga each accounted for 4% respectively; Eastern Cape & Northern Cape each accounted for 3% respectively; and Limpopo accounted for 2% of today’s cases. The cumulative number of cases by province is shown below:

ProvinceNew cases on 17 June 2021Total cases for 17 June 2021Percentage total
Eastern Cape320201,33411.3
Free State515109,0306.1
Gauteng7,502529,87329.7
KwaZulu-Natal454345,10519.3
Limpopo25568,3723.8
Mpumalanga42987,1464.9
North West73784,5364.7
Northern Cape31355,8453.1
Western Cape1,242304,83817.1
Total11,7671,786,079100.0

HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS

An increase of 1,974 hospital admissions have been reported in the past 24 hours.

A summary of reported COVID-19 hospital admissions is shown below:

SectorFacilities ReportingAdmissionsto DateDied to DateCurrently Admitted
Private256135,11121,9295,909
Public397152,79036,3962,923
TOTAL653287,90158,3258,832

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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