LATEST CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (9 JUNE 2021)

STATEMENT

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, reports that 8 881 new COVID-19 cases have been identified in South Africa, which represents a 16.5% positivity testing rate. This brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 1 712 939.

11 985 750 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

Sector Total tested New tested
PRIVATE 6,760,445 56% 34,118 63%
PUBLIC 5,225,305 44% 19,614 37%
Total 11,985,750   53,732  

The increase number of tests and cases, and increased positivity are all evidence of the predicted third surge in COVID-19 cases, and not artifacts of data loading or increased laboratory turn-around times.

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

The majority of new cases today are from the Gauteng province (58%), followed by the Western Cape (9%) province.

The cumulative number of cases by province is shown below:

Province New cases on 09 June 2021 Total cases for 09 June 2021 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 253 199,165 11.6
Free State 620 105,411 6.2
Gauteng 5,111 484,116 28.3
KwaZulu-Natal 537 341,871 20.0
Limpopo 229 66,642 3.9
Mpumalanga 363 84,510 4.9
North West 650 79,982 4.7
Northern Cape 335 53,433 3.1
Western Cape 783 297,809 17.4
Unknown 0 0 0.0
Total 8,881 1,712,939 100.0

HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS

An increase of 327 hospital admissions have been reported in the past 24 hours .

A summary of reported COVID-19 hospital admissions is shown below:

Sector Facilities Reporting Admissions

to Date

Died to Date Currently Admitted
Private 253 130,361 21,463 4,746
Public 396 150,295 35,884 2,448
TOTAL 649 280,656 57,347 7,194

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

National Institute for Communicable Diseases

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