LATEST CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (24 June 2022)

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, continues to provide laboratory-based surveillance to inform the public health response towards COVID-19 in South Africa.

Today the institute reports 947 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3,991,003. This increase represents a 6.9% positivity rate.

Today, the NDoH reports 13 deaths and of these 4 deaths occurred in the past 24 to 48 hours. The cumulative COVID-19 deaths are 101,717 to date. 25,669,097 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

Sector Total tested New tested
Private 13,975,363 54.5% 7,208 52.3%
Public 11,693,734 45.5% 6,570 47.7%
Total 25,669,097 100.0% 13,778 100.0%

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN
The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (44%), followed by Western Cape and Kwa-Zulu Natal each accounting for 18% respectively. Eastern Cape accounted for 6%; Mpumalanga accounted for 5%; North West accounted for 3%; Limpopo and Free State each accounted for 2% respectively; and Northern Cape accounted for 1% of today’s new cases. The cumulative number of cases by province are shown in the table below:

Province Total cases for 23 June 2022 Adjusted numbers after harmonisation Updated total cases on 23 June 2022 Incident infections for 23 June 2022 Possible reinfections for 23 June 2022 New cases on 24 June 2022 Total cases for 24 June 2022 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 363,295 2 363,297 53 7 60 363,357 9,1
Free State 215,594 0 215,594 17 2 19 215,613 5,4
Gauteng 1,319,412 0 1,319,412 353 64 417 1,319,829 33,1
KwaZulu-Natal 715,082 -3 715,079 159 15 174 715,253 17,9
Limpopo 159,265 0 159,265 12 3 15 159,280 4,0
Mpumalanga 201,481 0 201,481 34 9 43 201,524 5,0
North West 201,492 0 201,492 27 5 32 201,524 5,0
Northern Cape 115,028 0 115,028 8 4 12 115,040 2,9
Western Cape 699,408 0 699,408 150 25 175 699,583 17,5
Total 3,990,057 -1 3,990,056 813 134 947 3,991,003 100,0

THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The proportion of positive new cases/total new tested today is 6.9%, and is higher than yesterday (5.9%). The 7-day average is 7.3% today, and is lower than yesterday (7.4%).

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HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS
There has been an increase of 27 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours. The following table is a summary of reported COVID-19 admissions by sector.

Sector Facilities Reporting Admissions
to Date
Died to Date Currently Admitted
Private 262 248,753 40,487 804
Public 407 289,506 63,310 960
TOTAL 669 538,259 103,797 1,764

VACCINE UPDATE
For updates on the national vaccine programme, click here. Thank you for your interest and remember that getting vaccinated for COVID-19 limits your risk of contracting and spreading the disease.

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