LATEST CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (19 JUNE 2021)

STATEMENT

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, reports that 13,575 new COVID-19 cases have been identified in South Africa in the past 24 hours, representing a 23.2% positivity rate. The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has increased. The total number of laboratory-confirmed cases now stands at 1,810,164. A further 149 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 58,590. For more detailed information, visit the GIS Dashboard.

12,493,891 tests have been conducted to date in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

Sector Total tested New tested
Private 7,048,994 56% 35,840 61%
Public 5,444,897 44% 22,795 39%
Total 12,493,891 58,635

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (62%), followed by Western Cape (11%).

North West accounted for 6%; Free State, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga each accounted for 4%; Eastern Cape and Limpopo each accounted for 3%; and Northern Cape accounted for 2% of today’s cases. The cumulative number of cases by province is shown below:

Province New cases on 19 June 2021 Total cases for 19 June 2021 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 443 202,112 11.2
Free State 520 109,934 6.1
Gauteng 8,403 545,262 30.1
KwaZulu-Natal 589 346,239 19.1
Limpopo 468 69,129 3.8
Mpumalanga 515 87,976 4.9
North West 850 85,932 4.7
Northern Cape 246 56,370 3.1
Western Cape 1,541 307,210 17.0
Total 13,575 1,810,164 100.0

HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS

An increase of 298 hospital admissions have been reported in the past 24 hours.

A summary of reported COVID-19 hospital admissions is shown below:

Sector Facilities Reporting Admissions

to Date

Died to Date Currently Admitted
Private 257 136,529 22,076 6,219
Public 397 153,611 36,549 3,104
Total 654 290,140 58,625 9,323

VACCINE UPDATE

For updates on the national vaccine programme, click here.

Thank you for your interest and remember that adhering to preventative measures limits your risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19. For more information on COVID-19, click here.

Kind regards,

Sinenhlanhla Jimoh, Senior Communications Manager

National Institute for Communicable Diseases

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