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 18,762 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 1,895,905. This increase represents a 25.5 % positivity rate. A further 215 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 59 621 to date.
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12 842 761 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.
|Sector||Total tested||New tested|
|Private||7 258 348||57%||45 289||61%|
|Public||5 584 413||43%||28 420||39%|
|Total||12 842 761||73 709|
The Gauteng province accounts for the majority of new cases (63%), followed by the Western Cape (9 %). The following table shows the total number of cases per province:
|Province||New cases on 25 June 2021||Total cases for 25 June 2021||Percentage total|
THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
An increase of 606 hospital admissions have been reported in the past 24 hours.
The following is a list of COVID-19 hospital admissions that have been reported:
|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