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|
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|
THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
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:
|Died to Date||Currently Admitted|
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Sinenhlanhla Jimoh, Senior Communications Manager
National Institute for Communicable Diseases