Latest Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 In South Africa (26 July 2021)

>Latest Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 In South Africa (26 July 2021)

26 July 2021

Statement

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 5 683 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 383 490. This increase represents a 24.3% positivity rate.

As per the National Department of Health, a further 243 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 70 018 to date.

14 587 196 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

Sector Total tested New tested
Private 8 148 174 56% 11 278 48%
Public 6 439 022 44% 12 071 52%
Total 14 587 196   23 349  

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (27%), followed by Western Cape (21%). KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 15%; Mpumalanga accounted for 10%; Eastern Cape accounted for 8%; Limpopo accounted for 6%; Free State and North West each accounted for 5%; and Northern Cape accounted for 3% of today’s new cases.

The cumulative number of cases by province is shown in the table below:

Province Total cases for 25 July 2021 Adjusted numbers after harmonisation Updated total cases on 25 July  2021 New cases on 26 July 2021 Total cases for 26 July 2021
Eastern Cape 223 477 -1 223 476 459 223 935
Free State 126 276 -9 126 267 275 126 542
Gauteng 843 204 -17 843 187 1 559 844 746
KwaZulu-Natal 385 385 0 385 385 832 386 217
Limpopo 107 985 22 108 007 336 108 343
Mpumalanga 120 062 -9 120 053 579 120 632
North West 123 827 -12 123 815 300 124 115
Northern Cape 65 383 1 65 384 151 65 535
Western Cape 382 224 9 382 233 1 192 383 425
Total 2 377 823 -16 2 377 807 5 683 2 383 490

 

THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The total number of cases today (n= 5 683) is lower than yesterday (n= 9 718) and lower than the average number of new cases per day over the 7 preceding days (n= 11 600). The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has decreased.

For more detailed information, visit the GIS Dashboard.

HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS
There has been an increase of 479 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours. The following table is a summary of reported COVID-19 admissions by sector.

Sector Facilities Reporting Admissionsto Date Died to Date Currently Admitted
Private 257 170 535 30 148 8 553
Public 411 185 094 44 152 7 859
TOTAL 668 355 629 74 300 16 412

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
National Institute for Communicable Diseases

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