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 17 489 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 236 805. This increase represents a 31.0% positivity rate.
With the current disruption of some COVID-19 testing sites in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal provinces, individuals who have COVID-19 symptoms who can’t access testing facilities are asked to try and limit the transmission of the virus by taking precautions and to quarantine if possible.
As per the National Department of Health, a further 453 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 65 595 to date.
14 045 630 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 (46%), followed by Western Cape (17%). Limpopo accounted for 10%; North West accounted for 9%; Mpumalanga accounted for 7%; Eastern Cape accounted for 5%; Free State accounted for 3%; KwaZulu-Natal and Northern Cape accounted for 2% of today’s new cases.
The cumulative number of cases by province is shown in the table below:
|Province||Total cases for 13 July 2021||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 13 July 2021||New cases on 14 July 2021||Total cases for 14 July 2021||Percentage total|
|Eastern Cape||214 871||0||214 871||792||215 663||9.6|
|Free State||120 786||0||120 786||539||121 325||5.4|
|Gauteng||784 148||1||784 149||7 981||792 130||35.4|
|KwaZulu-Natal||372 406||0||372 406||387||372 793||16.7|
|Limpopo||94 360||8||94 368||1 748||96 116||4.3|
|Mpumalanga||108 114||-12||108 102||1 199||109 301||4.9|
|North West||111 493||2||111 495||1 524||113 019||5.1|
|Northern Cape||62 042||0||62 042||292||62 334||2.8|
|Western Cape||351 096||1||351 097||3 027||354 124||15.8|
|Total||2 2193 16||0||2 219 316||17 489||2 236 805||100.0|
THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The total number of cases today (n= 17 489) is higher than yesterday (n= 12 537) but lower than the average number of new cases per day over the 7 preceding days (n=17 782).
The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has decreased
7-day moving average number of new cases by province and date of reporting, 12 April 2020 to date, South Africa.
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There has been an increase of 787 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours. The following table is a summary of reported COVID-19 admissions by sector.
|Died to Date||Currently Admitted|
|Private||257||160 395||27 415||10 248|
|Public||407||172 657||40 742||7 312|
|TOTAL||664||333 052||68 157||17 560|
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Sinenhlanhla Jimoh, Senior Communications Manager
National Institute for Communicable Diseases