The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, reports that 9 149 new COVID-19 cases have been identified in South Africa, which represents a 15.7% positivity testing rate. This brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 1 722 086. For more information, visit the GIS Dashboard.Q
12 044 072 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.
|Sector||Total tested||New tested|
South Africa technically entered the third wave today as the national 7-day moving average incidence (5959 cases) now exceeds the new wave threshold as defined by the Ministerial Advisory Committee. The MAC advisory defined the new wave 7-day moving average threshold as 30% of the peak incidence of the previous wave.
The majority of new cases today are from the Gauteng province (61%), followed by the Western Cape (10%) province. Both the Free State and North West provinces accounted for 6%.The cumulative number of cases by province is shown below:
|Province||New cases on 10 June 2021||Total cases for 10 June 2021||Percentage total|
An increase of 341 hospital admissions have been reported in the past 24 hours.
A summary of reported COVID-19 hospital admissions is shown below.
|Died to Date||Currently Admitted|
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Sinenhlanhla Jimoh, Senior Communications Manager
National Institute for Communicable Diseases