The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, reports that 10,510 new COVID-19 cases have been identified in South Africa in the past 24 hours, representing a 20.5% positivity rate. The total number of laboratory-confirmed cases now stands at 1,796,589. A further 118 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 58,441.
12,435,256 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 are from Gauteng (66%), followed by Western Cape (8%). KwaZulu-Natal and North West each accounted for 5%; Free State accounted for 4%; Eastern Cape, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Northern Cape each accounted for 3% of today’s cases.
The number of daily new cases for Eastern Cape, Limpopo, and KwaZulu-Natal have increased from yesterday 17 June 2021 while new case numbers decreased in the other provinces.
The cumulative number of cases by province is shown below:
|Province||New cases on 17 June 2021||Total cases for 17 June 2021||Percentage total|
An increase of 1,510 hospital admissions have been reported in the past 24 hours.
A summary of reported COVID-19 hospital admissions is shown below:
|Sector||Facilities Reporting||Admissionsto Date||Died to Date||Currently Admitted|
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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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