Latest Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 In South Africa (27 July 2021)

>Latest Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 In South Africa (27 July 2021)

27 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 7 773 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 391 223. This increase represents a 21.2% positivity rate.

As per the National Department of Health, a further 370 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 70 388 to date.

14 623 917 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

 

Sector Total tested New tested
Private 8,167,298 56% 19,124 52%
Public 6,456,619 44% 17,597 48%
Total 14,623,917   36,721  

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (30%), followed by Western Cape (20%). KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 16%; Eastern Cape accounted for 10%; North West accounted for 7%; Limpopo accounted for 6%; Mpumalanga and Free State each accounted for 5%; and Northern Cape accounted for 1% of today’s new cases.

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

Province Total cases for 26 July 2021 Adjusted numbers after harmonisation Updated total cases on 26 July  2021 New cases on 27 July 2021 Total cases for 27 July 2021
Eastern Cape 223 935 0 223 935 773 224 708
Free State 126 542 1 126 543 384 126 927
Gauteng 844 746 -27 844 719 2 324 847 043
KwaZulu-Natal 386 217 1 386 218 1 246 387 464
Limpopo 108 343 -24 108 319 455 108 774
Mpumalanga 120 632 -14 120 618 397 121 015
North West 124 115 23 124 138 520 124 658
Northern Cape 65 535 0 65 535 94 65 629
Western Cape 383 425 0 383 425 1580 385 005
Total 2 383 490 -40 2 383 450 7 773 2 391 223

 

THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The total number of cases today (n= 7 773) is higher than yesterday (n= 5 683) and lower than the average number of new cases per day over the 7 preceding days (n= 11 435).  The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has decreased.


HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS

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There has been an increase of 650 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 257 171 618 30 368 8 682
Public 412 186 440 44 538 7 759
TOTAL 669 358 058 74 906 16 441

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

2021-07-28T07:25:58+00:00July 27th, 2021|