The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, reports that 8 881 new COVID-19 cases have been identified in South Africa, which represents a 16.5% positivity testing rate. This brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 1 712 939.
11 985 750 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.
|Sector||Total tested||New tested|
The increase number of tests and cases, and increased positivity are all evidence of the predicted third surge in COVID-19 cases, and not artifacts of data loading or increased laboratory turn-around times.
The majority of new cases today are from the Gauteng province (58%), followed by the Western Cape (9%) province.
The cumulative number of cases by province is shown below:
|Province||New cases on 09 June 2021||Total cases for 09 June 2021||Percentage total|
There was an increase of 1,150 admissions in the past 24 hours, the largest increase being in Gauteng province with 587 new admissions. There were 135 additional in-hospital deaths reported in the past 24 hours.
A summary of reported COVID-19 hospital admissions is shown below:
|Died to Date||Currently Admitted|
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Sinenhlanhla Jimoh, Senior Communications Manager
National Institute for Communicable Diseases