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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (28 July 2021)

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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (28 July 2021)

Today the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) reports 17 351 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 408 525. This increase represents a 24.4% positivity rate.

As per the National Department of Health, a further 520 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 70 908 to date.

14 694 978 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

SectorTotal testedNew tested
Private8 197 25556%29 95742%
Public6 497 72344%41 10458%
Total14 694 978 71 061 

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (30%), followed by Western Cape (27%). KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 11%; Mpumalanga and North West each accounted for 7%; Limpopo accounted for 6%; Eastern Cape accounted for 5%; Free State accounted for 4%; and 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 27 July 2021Adjusted numbers after harmonisationUpdated total cases on 27 July  2021New cases on 28 July 2021Total cases for 28 July 2021Percentage total
Eastern Cape224 7080224 708946225 6549.4
Free State126 9270126 927655127 5825.3
Gauteng847 043-45846 9985 204852 20235.4
KwaZulu-Natal387 4641387 4651 975389 44016.2
Limpopo108 774-22108 752 955109 7074.6
Mpumalanga121 015-21120 9941 248122 2425.1
North West124 65836124 6941 278125 9725.2
Northern Cape65 629065 62942366 0522.7
Western Cape385 0052385 0074 667389 67416.2
Unknown000000.0
Total2 391 223-492 391 17417 3512 408 525100.0

THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The total number of cases today (n= 17 351) is higher than yesterday (n= 7 773) and higher than the average number of new cases per day over the 7 preceding days (n= 11 594). 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 726 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
Private257172 55130 5938 605
Public412187 78444 9487 647
TOTAL669360 33575 54116 252

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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