WEEKLY EPIDEMIOLOGICAL BRIEF

This report summarises data from national laboratory-based surveillance that is used to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa. This report is based on data collected up to 12 June 2021 (week 23 of 2021).

Key highlights

  • As of 12 June 2021, a total of 1 747 082 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases including 57 731 deaths had been detected in South Africa.
  • In the past week, all the provinces reported an increase in weekly incidence risk, except the Free State and Northern Cape provinces, which reported a decrease in weekly incidence risk, compared to the previous week. The increase in weekly incidence risk ranged from 3.3 cases per 100 000 persons (20.8% increase) in the Limpopo Province to 68.0 cases per 100 000 persons (57.6% increase) in the Gauteng Province.
  • In the past week, the Gauteng Province reported the highest weekly incidence risk (185.9 cases per 100 000 persons), followed by the Northern Cape Province (114.4 cases per 100 000 persons), the Free State Province (91.2 cases per 100 000 persons), and the North West Province (72.0 cases per 100 000 persons).

COVID-19 WEEKLY EPIDEMIOLOGICAL BRIEF WEEK 23 (2021)

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