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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (27 July 2021)

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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (27 July 2021)

Today the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) reports 7 773 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 391 223. This increase represents a 21.2% positivity rate.

As per the National Department of Health, a further 370 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 70 388 to date.

14 623 917 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

SectorTotal testedNew tested
Private8,167,29856%19,12452%
Public6,456,61944%17,59748%
Total14,623,917 36,721 

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (30%), followed by Western Cape (20%). KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 16%; Eastern Cape accounted for 10%; North West accounted for 7%; Limpopo accounted for 6%; Mpumalanga and Free State each accounted for 5%; and Northern Cape accounted for 1% of today’s new cases.

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

ProvinceTotal cases for 26 July 2021Adjusted numbers after harmonisationUpdated total cases on 26 July  2021New cases on 27 July 2021Total cases for 27 July 2021
Eastern Cape223 9350223 935773224 708
Free State126 5421126 543384126 927
Gauteng844 746-27844 7192 324847 043
KwaZulu-Natal386 2171386 2181 246387 464
Limpopo108 343-24108 319455108 774
Mpumalanga120 632-14120 618397121 015
North West124 11523124 138520124 658
Northern Cape65 535065 5359465 629
Western Cape383 4250383 4251580385 005
Total2 383 490-402 383 4507 7732 391 223

THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The total number of cases today (n= 7 773) is higher than yesterday (n= 5 683) and lower than the average number of new cases per day over the 7 preceding days (n= 11 435).  The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has decreased.


HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS

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There has been an increase of 650 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
Private257171 61830 3688 682
Public412186 44044 5387 759
TOTAL669358 05874 90616 441

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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