The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, reports that 13,155 new COVID-19 cases have been identified in South Africa in the past 24 hours, representing a 23.7% positivity rate. The total number of laboratory-confirmed cases now stands at 1,823,319. A further 112 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 58,702 to date. For more detailed information, visit the GIS Dashboard.
12 549 484 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 (66%), followed by Western Cape (9%).
North West accounted for 6%; KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga each accounted for 4%; Eastern Cape, Free State 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 20 June 2021||Total cases for 20 June 2021||Percentage total|
An increase of 246 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