LATEST CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (27 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 15,036 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 1,928,897.  This increase represents a 26.9 % positivity rate.  A further 122 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 59 900 to date.

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 12 968 748 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

Sector Total tested New tested
Private 7 332 088 57% 34 211 61%
Public 5 636 660 43% 21 709 39%
Total 12 968 748   55 920  

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

The Gauteng province accounts for the majority of new cases (66%), followed by the Western Cape (9%). The following table shows the total number of cases per province:

Province New cases on 27 June 2021 Total cases for 27 June 2021 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 326 205,545 10.7
Free State 375 113,317 5.9
Gauteng 9,858 620,956 32.2
KwaZulu-Natal 763 351,916 18.2
Limpopo 732 74,151 3.8
Mpumalanga 621 92,914 4.8
North West 854 93,071 4.8
Northern Cape 197 58,537 3.0
Western Cape 1,310 318,490 16.5
Unknown 0 0 0.0
Total 15036 1,928,897 100.0

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

 

HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS

An increase of 361 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 257 142,804 23,836 7,458
Public 400 157,644 37,378 3,955
TOTAL 657 300,448 61,214 11,413

 

VACCINE UPDATE
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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.

Kind regards,

Sinenhlanhla Jimoh, Senior Communications Manager
sinenhlanhlaj@nicd.ac.za

National Institute for Communicable Diseases

 

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