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|
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|
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:
|Died to Date||Currently Admitted|
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Sinenhlanhla Jimoh, Senior Communications Manager
National Institute for Communicable Diseases