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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (26 July 2021)

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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (26 July 2021)

Today the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) reports 5 683 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 383 490. This increase represents a 24.3% positivity rate.

As per the National Department of Health, a further 243 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 70 018 to date.

14 587 196 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

SectorTotal testedNew tested
Private8 148 17456%11 27848%
Public6 439 02244%12 07152%
Total14 587 196 23 349 

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (27%), followed by Western Cape (21%). KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 15%; Mpumalanga accounted for 10%; Eastern Cape accounted for 8%; Limpopo accounted for 6%; Free State and North West each accounted for 5%; and Northern Cape accounted for 3% of today’s new cases.

The cumulative number of cases by province is shown in the table below:

ProvinceTotal cases for 25 July 2021Adjusted numbers after harmonisationUpdated total cases on 25 July  2021New cases on 26 July 2021Total cases for 26 July 2021
Eastern Cape223 477-1223 476459223 935
Free State126 276-9126 267275126 542
Gauteng843 204-17843 1871 559844 746
KwaZulu-Natal385 3850385 385832386 217
Limpopo107 98522108 007336108 343
Mpumalanga120 062-9120 053579120 632
North West123 827-12123 815300124 115
Northern Cape65 383165 38415165 535
Western Cape382 2249382 2331 192383 425
Total2 377 823-162 377 8075 6832 383 490

THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The total number of cases today (n= 5 683) is lower than yesterday (n= 9 718) and lower than the average number of new cases per day over the 7 preceding days (n= 11 600). 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 479 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours. The following table is a summary of reported COVID-19 admissions by sector.

SectorFacilities ReportingAdmissionsto DateDied to DateCurrently Admitted
Private257170 53530 1488 553
Public411185 09444 1527 859
TOTAL668355 62974 30016 412

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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