LATEST CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (14 June 2022)

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, continues to provide laboratory-based surveillance to inform the public health response towards COVID-19 in South Africa.

Today the institute reports 710 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3 979 836. This increase represents a 6.8% positivity rate.

Today, the NDoH reports 41 deaths, and of these, 10 occurred in the past 24 – 48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 101,550 to date.

25,515,180 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

Sector Total tested New tested
Private 13,904,155 54.5% 9,356 89.2%
Public 11,611,025 45.5% 1,137 10.8%
Total 25,515,180 100.0% 10,493 100.0%

 

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (41%) followed by Western Cape (19%). KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 13%; Eastern Cape accounted for 9%; Mpumalanga and North West each accounted for 5% respectively; Free State accounted for 3%; and Limpopo and Northern Cape each accounted for 2% respectively of today’s cases. The cumulative number of cases by province are shown in the table below:

Province Total cases for 13 June 2022 Adjusted numbers after harmonisation Updated total cases on 13 June 2022 Incident infections for 14 June 2022 Possible reinfections for 14 June 2022 New cases on 14 June 2022 Total cases for 14 June 2022 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 362431 1 362432 47 16 63 362495 9,1
Free State 215074 0 215074 19 5 24 215098 5,4
Gauteng 1315291 0 1315291 256 35 291 1315582 33,1
KwaZulu-Natal 713588 -2 713586 79 14 93 713679 17,9
Limpopo 158830 0 158830 15 2 17 158847 4,0
Mpumalanga 200948 0 200948 29 5 34 200982 5,1
North West 200927 0 200927 27 8 35 200962 5,0
Northern Cape 114766 0 114766 13 3 16 114782 2,9
Western Cape 697271 1 697272 105 32 137 697409 17,5
Total 3979126 0 3979126 590 120 710 3979836 100,0

 

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

The proportion of positive new cases/total new tested today is 6.8%, and is higher than yesterday (5.6%). The 7-day average is 7.4% today, and is lower than yesterday (7.7%). The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has decreased.

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HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS
There has been an increase of 64 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours. The following table is a summary of reported COVID-19 admissions by sector.

 

Sector Facilities Reporting Admissions
to Date
Died to Date Currently Admitted
Private 262 248053 40428 933
Public 407 288782 63166 1202
TOTAL 669 536835 103594 2135

 

VACCINE UPDATE
For updates on the national vaccine programme, click here.

 

Thank you for your interest and remember that adhering to the following preventative measures helps to limit your risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19.

  • Getting vaccinated for COVID-19
  • Wearing your mask properly to cover your nose
  • Opting to gather in ventilated spaces
  • Avoid unnecessary gatherings
  • Keeping a social distance of one meter or more
  • Washing your hands regularly in the day with soap and water

 

For more information on COVID-19, click here.

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