LATEST CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (22 JUNE 2021)

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, continues the monitoring and surveillance of COVID-19 to inform the public health response.

Today the institute reports 11,093 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 1,843,572.  This increase represents a 23.7 % positivity rate.  A further 297 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 59 092  to date.

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 12 633 235 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

Sector Total tested New tested
PRIVATE 7,130,098 56% 24,498 52%
PUBLIC 5,503,137 44% 22,395 48%
Total 12,633,235 46,893


PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

The majority of new cases today are from the Gauteng province (67%), followed by the Western Cape (8%). The cumulative number of cases by province is shown below:

Province New cases on 22 June 2021 Total cases for 22 June 2021 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 385 203,072 11.0
Free State 365 110,910 6.0
Gauteng 7,471 567,681 30.8
KwaZulu-Natal 551 347,687 18.9
Limpopo 263 70,099 3.8
Mpumalanga 294 89,268 4.8
North West 720 87,815 4.8
Northern Cape 197 57,170 3.1
Western Cape 847 309,870 16.8
Unknown 0 0 0.0
Total 11,093 1,843,572 100.0


HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS

An increase of 575 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 257 138,649 23,120 6,632
Public 399 155,070 36,846 3,482
TOTAL 656 293,719 59,966 10,114

 

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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