The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, reports that 13,575 new COVID-19 cases have been identified in South Africa in the past 24 hours, representing a 23.2% positivity rate. The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has increased. The total number of laboratory-confirmed cases now stands at 1,810,164. A further 149 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 58,590. .
12,493,891 tests have been conducted to date in both public and private sectors as per the table below.
|Sector||Total tested||New tested|
The majority of new cases are from Gauteng (62%), followed by Western Cape (11%).
North West accounted for 6%; Free State, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga each accounted for 4%; Eastern Cape and Limpopo each accounted for 3%; and Northern Cape accounted for 2% of today’s cases.
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|
A further 729 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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