LATEST CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (05 JULY 2021)

STATEMENT

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 12,513 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,075,409. This increase represents a 31.6% positivity rate, which is higher than yesterday (30.2%). As per the National Department of Health, a further 331 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 62,171 to date. For more detailed information, visit the GIS Dashboard.

 

13 489 570 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

Sector Total tested New tested
Private 7,607,736 56% 19,453 49%
Public 5,881,834 44% 20,103 51%
Total 13,489,570   39,556

 

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (60%), followed by WC (10%). Limpopo accounted for 7%; Kwa-Zulu Nata accounted for 6%; North West and Mpumalanga each accounted for 5%; Eastern Cape accounted for 3%; Free State accounted for 2%; and Northern Cape accounted for 1% of today’s new cases. The cumulative number of cases by province is shown below:

Province New cases on 5 July 2021 Total cases for 5 July 2021 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 399 209,861 10.1
Free State 295 116,994 5.6
Gauteng 7,543 709,628 34.2
KwaZulu-Natal 702 360,866 17.4
Limpopo 866 82,785 4.0
Mpumalanga 636 99,664 4.8
North West 651 101,736 4.9
Northern Cape 160 60,333 2.9
Western Cape 1,261 333,542 16.1
Total 12,513 2,075,409 100.0

 

 

THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE

 

HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS

An increase of 566 hospital admissions have been reported in the past 24 hours. The following is a list of COVID-19 hospital admissions that have been reported:

 

Sector Facilities Reporting Admissions

to Date

Died to Date Currently Admitted
Private 257 150,716 25,383 9,052
Public 402 163.239 38,629 5,313
TOTAL 659 313,955

 

64,012 14,365

 

 

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. For more information on COVID-19, click here.

 

Kind regards,

Sinenhlanhla Jimoh, Senior Communications Manager

sinenhlanhlaj@nicd.ac.za

National Institute for Communicable Diseases

 

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