SA Reports 8 436 New COVID-19 Cases

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SA Reports 8 436 New COVID-19 Cases

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases has reported that 8,436 new COVID-19 cases have been identified in South Africa, representing in an 17,8% positivity rate. This brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 1,761,066. For more detailed information, visit the GIS Dashboard.

12,270,842 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below:

 

Sector Total tested New tested
Private 6,915,728 56% 21,958 46%
Public 5,355,114 44% 25,436 54%
Total 12,270,842   47,394  

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

The majority of new cases today are from the Gauteng province (64%), followed by the Western Cape (7%), North West (6%), Free State (6%) and KwaZulu-Natal (5%). The cumulative number of cases by province is shown below:

 

Province New cases on 15 June 2021 Total cases for 15 June 2021 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 370 200,517 11.4
Free State 464 107,897 6.1
Gauteng 5,433 514,486 29.2
KwaZulu-Natal 442 344,078 19.5
Limpopo 143 67,732 3.8
Mpumalanga 237 86,170 4.9
North West 523 82,878 4.7
Northern Cape 215 55,110 3.1
Western Cape 609 302,198 17.2
Unknown 0 0 0.0
Total 8,436 1,761,066 100.0

HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS

An increase of 434 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 256 133,805 21,784 5,608
Public 396 152,122 36,257 2,751
TOTAL 652 285,927 58,041 8,359

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