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 22, 910 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2, 135, 246. This increase represents a 30.4% positivity rate. As per the National Department of Health, a further 460 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 63 499 to date. For more detailed information, visit the GIS Dashboard.
13 694 914 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.
|Sector||Total tested||New tested|
The cumulative number of cases by province is shown in the table below:
|Province||Total cases for 07 July 2021||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 07 July 2021||New cases on 08 July 2021||Total cases for 08 July 2021||Percentage total|
THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has increased.
There has been an increase of 711 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours. The following table is a summary of reported COVID-19 admissions by sector.
|Died to Date||Currently Admitted|
|Public||402||166, 557||39,345||6, 089|
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Sinenhlanhla Jimoh, Senior Communications Manager
National Institute for Communicable Diseases