LATEST CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (21 JUNE 2021)

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, reports that 9,160 new COVID-19 cases have been identified in South Africa, representing a 24.9 percent positivity rate. This brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 1,832,479. A further 93 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 58 795 to date. For more detailed information, visit the GIS Dashboard.

 12 586 342 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below. 

Sector Total tested New tested
PRIVATE 7,105,600 56% 20,533 56%
PUBLIC 5,480,742 44% 16,325 44%
Total 12,586,342 36,858

 

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

The majority of new cases today are from the Gauteng province (69%), followed by the Western Cape (7%). The cumulative number of cases by province is shown below:

Province New cases on 21 June 2021 Total cases for 21 June 2021 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 193 202,687 11.1
Free State 248 110,545 6.0
Gauteng 6,292 560,202 30.6
KwaZulu-Natal 322 347,136 18.9
Limpopo 296 69,834 3.8
Mpumalanga 443 88,976 4.9
North West 422 87,103 4.8
Northern Cape 297 56,973 3.1
Western Cape 647 309,023 16.9
Unknown 0 0 0.0
Total 9,160 1,832,479 100.0

 

HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS

An increase of 341 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 257 137,584 22,198 6,267
Public 399 154,322 36,710 3,236
TOTAL 656 291,906 58,908 9,503

 

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

sinenhlanhlaj@nicd.ac.za

National Institute for Communicable Diseases

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