STATEMENT

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, reports that 9 149 new COVID-19 cases have been identified in South Africa, which represents a 15.7% positivity testing rate. This brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 1 722 086. For more information, visit the GIS Dashboard.Q 

12 044 072 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

Sector Total tested New tested
Private 6,790,523 56% 30,078 52%
Public 5,253,549 44% 28,244 48%
Total 12,044,072   58,322  

 

South Africa technically entered the third wave today as the national 7-day moving average incidence (5959 cases) now exceeds the new wave threshold as defined by the Ministerial Advisory Committee. The MAC advisory defined the new wave 7-day moving average threshold as 30% of the peak incidence of the previous wave.

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

The majority of new cases today are from the Gauteng province (61%), followed by the Western Cape (10%) province. Both the Free State and North West provinces accounted for 6%.The cumulative number of cases by province is shown below:

Province New cases on 10 June 2021 Total cases for 10 June 2021 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 235 199,400 11.6
Free State 521 105,932 6.2
Gauteng 5,597 489,711 28.4
KwaZulu-Natal 421 342,291 19.9
Limpopo 188 66,832 3.9
Mpumalanga 313 84,818 4.9
North West 580 80,569 4.7
Northern Cape 362 53,790 3.1
Western Cape 932 298,743 17.3
Unknown 0 0 0.0
Total 9,149 1,722,086 100.0

HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS

There was an increase of 844 admissions in the past 24 hours and 127 additional in-hospital deaths 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 253 130,903 21,522 4,844
Public 396 150,597 35,952 2,456
TOTAL 649 281 500 57,474 7,300

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