LATEST CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (24 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 in order to inform the public health response.

Today the institute reports 16,078 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 1,877,143.  This increase represents a 24.5 % positivity rate.  A further 148 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 59 406 to date.

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 12 769 052 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

Sector Total tested New tested
Private 7 213 059 56% 36 998 56%
Public 5 555 993 44% 28 633 44%
Total 12 769 052   65 631  

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

The Gauteng province accounts for the majority of new cases (59%), followed by the Western Cape (12 %). The following table shows the total number of cases per province:

Province New cases on 24 June 2021 Total cases for 24 June 2021
Eastern Cape 466 204,175
Free State 552 111,953
Gauteng 9,521 588,009
KwaZulu-Natal 696 349,301
Limpopo 867 71,691
Mpumalanga 630 90,716
North West 1,143 89,980
Northern Cape 291 57,758
Western Cape 1,912 313,560
Unknown 0 0
Total 16,078 1,877,143
     

THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE

HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS

An increase of 607 hospital admissions have been reported in the past 24 hours.

The following is a list of COVID-19 hospital admissions that have been reported:

Sector Facilities Reporting Admissions

to Date

Died to Date Currently Admitted
Private 257 140,543 23,437 7100
Public 400 156,399 37,136 3636
TOTAL 657 296,942 60,600 10,736

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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