The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, continues the monitoring and surveillance of COVID-19 in order to inform the public health response.
Today the institute reports 26,485 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,046,311. This increase represents a 27.3% positivity rate. As per the National Department of Health, a further 175 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 61,507 to date. For more detailed information, visit the GIS Dashboard.
13,395,135 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.
|Sector||Total tested||New tested|
The Gauteng province accounts for the majority of new cases (61%), followed by the Western Cape (11%), and Limpopo (7%) provinces. The following table shows the total number of cases per province:
|Province||New cases on
03 July 2021
|Total cases for
03 July 2021
THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
An increase of 557 hospital admissions have been reported in the past 24 hours. The following is a list of COVID-19 hospital admissions that have been reported:
|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. For more information on COVID-19, click here.
Sinenhlanhla Jimoh, Senior Communications Manager
National Institute for Communicable Diseases