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