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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (21 July 2021)

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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (21 July 2021)

Today the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) reports 16,240 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,327,472. This increase represents a 27.5% positivity rate. As per the National Department of Health, a further 516 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 68,192 to date.

14,369,234 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

SectorTotal testedNew tested
Private8,045,93356%30,84152%
Public6,323,30144%28,22748%
Total14,369,23459,068

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN
The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (32%), followed by the Western Cape (21%). KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 11%; Limpopo and North West each accounted for 9%; Mpumalanga accounted for 7%; Eastern Cape accounted for 5%; Free State accounted for 3%; and the 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 20 July 2021Adjusted numbers after harmonisationUpdated total cases on 20 July  2021New cases on 21 July 2021Total cases for 21 July 2021Percentage total
Eastern Cape219,6960219,696872220,5689.5
Free State123,795-2123,793545124,3385.3
Gauteng822,15915822,1745,219827,39335.5
KwaZulu-Natal377,3950377,3951,803379,19816.3
Limpopo102,98720103,0071,388104,3954.5
Mpumalanga115,1806115,1861,128116,3145.0
North West118,772-41118,7311,477120,2085.2
Northern Cape63,725-163,72433764,0612.8
Western Cape367,5233367,5263,471370,99715.9
Unknown000000.0
Total2,311,23202,311,23216,2402,327,472100.0

THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The total number of cases today (n= 16 240) is higher than yesterday (n= 8 929) and higher than the average number of new cases per day over the 7 preceding days (n= 12 953).

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 831 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours. The following table is a summary of reported COVID-19 admissions by sector.

SectorFacilities ReportingAdmissions
to Date
Died to DateCurrently Admitted
Private257166,97929,0659,610
Public410180,17442,7817,676
TOTAL667347,15371,84617,286

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. 


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