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 171 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 4,000,631.
The NDoH reports 4 deaths, of which 0 occurred in the past 24 to 48 hours. The cumulative COVID-19 deaths are 101,922 to date.
25,887,017 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.
|Sector||Total tested||New tested|
The total number of new cases by province is shown in the table below
|Province||New cases on 18 July 2022|
There has been an increase of 3 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours. The following table is a summary of reported COVID-19 admissions by sector.
|Died to Date||Currently
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