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 17,958 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 1,913,861. This increase represents a 25.6 % positivity rate. A further 157 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 59 778 to date.
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12 912 828 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.
|Sector||Total tested||New tested|
|Private||7 297 877||57%||39 529||56%|
|Public||5 614 951||43%||30 538||44%|
|Total||12 912 828||70 067|
The Gauteng province accounts for the majority of new cases (63%), followed by the Western Cape (10 %). The following table shows the total number of cases per province:
|Province||New cases on 26 June 2021||Total cases for 26 June 2021||Percentage total|
THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
An increase of 449 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