LATEST CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (26 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 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  

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

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
Eastern Cape 452 205,219 10.7
Free State 473 112,942 5.9
Gauteng 11,303 611,095 31.9
KwaZulu-Natal 864 351,153 18.3
Limpopo 895 73,419 3.8
Mpumalanga 698 92,296 4.8
North West 1,149 92,216 4.8
Northern Cape 270 58,344 3.0
Western Cape 1,854 317,177 16.6
Unknown 0 0 0.0
Total 17,958 1,913,861 100.0

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

 

HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS

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:

Sector Facilities Reporting Admissions

to Date

Died to Date Currently Admitted
Private 257 142,251 23,722 7,408
Public 400 157,445 37,343 3,950
TOTAL 657 299,696 61,065 11,358

 

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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