Latest Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 In South Africa (15 June 2021)

>Latest Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 In South Africa (15 June 2021)

15 June 2021

STATEMENT

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, reports 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 1,415 hospital admissions and 157 in-hospital deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours.

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

Sector Facilities Reporting Admissionsto 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

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

sinenhlanhlaj@nicd.ac.za

National Institute for Communicable Diseases

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