The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, continues the monitoring and surveillance of COVID19 to inform the public health response.
Today the institute reports 11,093 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 1,843,572. This increase represents a 23.7 % positivity rate. A further 297 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 59 092 to date.
12 633 235 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 today are from the Gauteng province (67%), followed by the Western Cape (8%). The cumulative number of cases by province is shown below:
|Province||New cases on 22 June 2021||Total cases for 22 June 2021||Percentage total|
An increase of 575 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.