LATEST CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (28 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 12,222 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 1, 941,119.  This increase represents a 28.3 % positivity rate.  A further 138 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 60,038 to date.

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13,011,903 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

Sector Total tested New tested
Private 7 355 447 57% 23 359 54%
Public 5 656 456 43% 19 796 46%
Total 13 011 903   43 155  

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN
The Gauteng province accounts for the majority of new cases (69%), followed by the Western Cape (7%). The following table shows the total number of cases per province:

Province New cases on

28 June 2021

Total cases for

28 June 2021

Percentage total
Eastern Cape 314 205,859 10.6
Free State 331 113,648 5.9
Gauteng 8,408 629,399 32.4
KwaZulu-Natal 483 352,401 18.2
Limpopo 563 74,729 3.8
Mpumalanga 530 93,432 4.8
North West 560 93,596 4.8
Northern Cape 131 58,663 3.0
Western Cape 902 319,392 16.5
Unknown 0 0 0.0
Total 12,222 1,941,119 100.0

HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS
An increase of 512 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 257 143,636 24,012 7,689
Public 400 158,276 37,572 4,112
TOTAL 657 301,912 61,584 11,801

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
National Institute for Communicable Diseases

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