Latest Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 In South Africa (28 July 2021)

>Latest Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 In South Africa (28 July 2021)

28 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 17 351 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 408 525. This increase represents a 24.4% positivity rate.

As per the National Department of Health, a further 520 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 70 908 to date.

14 694 978 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

Sector Total tested New tested
Private 8 197 255 56% 29 957 42%
Public 6 497 723 44% 41 104 58%
Total 14 694 978   71 061  

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (30%), followed by Western Cape (27%). KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 11%; Mpumalanga and North West each accounted for 7%; Limpopo accounted for 6%; Eastern Cape accounted for 5%; Free State accounted for 4%; and Northern Cape accounted for 2% of today’s new cases

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

Province Total cases for 27 July 2021 Adjusted numbers after harmonisation Updated total cases on 27 July  2021 New cases on 28 July 2021 Total cases for 28 July 2021 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 224 708 0 224 708 946 225 654 9.4
Free State 126 927 0 126 927 655 127 582 5.3
Gauteng 847 043 -45 846 998 5 204 852 202 35.4
KwaZulu-Natal 387 464 1 387 465 1 975 389 440 16.2
Limpopo 108 774 -22 108 752  955 109 707 4.6
Mpumalanga 121 015 -21 120 994 1 248 122 242 5.1
North West 124 658 36 124 694 1 278 125 972 5.2
Northern Cape 65 629 0 65 629 423 66 052 2.7
Western Cape 385 005 2 385 007 4 667 389 674 16.2
Unknown 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Total 2 391 223 -49 2 391 174 17 351 2 408 525 100.0

 

THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The total number of cases today (n= 17 351) is higher than yesterday (n= 7 773) and higher than the average number of new cases per day over the 7 preceding days (n= 11 594). 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 726 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours. The following table is a summary of reported COVID-19 admissions by sector.

Sector Facilities Reporting Admissions

to Date

Died to Date Currently Admitted
Private 257 172 551 30 593 8 605
Public 412 187 784 44 948 7 647
TOTAL 669 360 335 75 541 16 252

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

2021-07-29T06:39:42+00:00July 28th, 2021|