Latest Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 In South Africa (17 June 2021)

>Latest Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 In South Africa (17 June 2021)

17 June 2021

STATEMENT

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, reports that 11,767 new COVID-19 cases have been identified in South Africa in the past 24 hours, representing a 22.6% positivity rate. The total number of laboratory-confirmed cases now stands at 1,786,079.  A further 100 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 58,323. For more detailed information, visit the GIS Dashboard.

The total number of cases today is lower than yesterday but higher than the average number of new cases per day over the seven preceding days.  The positivity has increased from yesterday.

12,383,955 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below:

Sector Total tested New tested
Private 6,985,025 56% 29,884 57%
Public 5,398,930 44% 22,234 43%
Total 12,383,955   52,118  

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (64%), followed by Western Cape (11%). North West accounted for 6%; Free State, KwaZulu-Natal & Mpumalanga each accounted for 4% respectively; Eastern Cape & Northern Cape each accounted for 3% respectively; and Limpopo accounted for 2% of today’s cases. The cumulative number of cases by province is shown below:

Province New cases on 17 June 2021 Total cases for 17 June 2021 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 320 201,334 11.3
Free State 515 109,030 6.1
Gauteng 7,502 529,873 29.7
KwaZulu-Natal 454 345,105 19.3
Limpopo 255 68,372 3.8
Mpumalanga 429 87,146 4.9
North West 737 84,536 4.7
Northern Cape 313 55,845 3.1
Western Cape 1,242 304,838 17.1
Total 11,767 1,786,079 100.0

HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS

An increase of 1,974 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 256 135,111 21,929 5,909
Public 397 152,790 36,396 2,923
TOTAL 653 287,901

 

58,325 8,832

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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