STATEMENT

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, reports that 8 021 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 1 730 106. For more information, visit the GIS Dashboard. 

12 092 681 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

Sector Total tested New tested
Private 6,819,661 56% 29,138 60%
Public 5,273,020 44% 19,471 40%
Total 12,092,681   48,609  

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

The majority of new cases today are from the Gauteng province (60%), followed by the Western Cape (9%) 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  

11 June 2021

Total cases for  

11 June 2021

Percentage total
Eastern Cape 225 199,627 11.5
Free State 468 106,401 6.1
Gauteng 4,809 494,537 28.6
KwaZulu-Natal 394 342,675 19.8
Limpopo 194 67,026 3.9
Mpumalanga 345 85,152 4.9
North West 508 81,077 4.7
Northern Cape 330 54,120 3.1
Western Cape 748 299,491 17.3
Unknown 0 0 0.0
Total 8,021 1,730,106 100.0

HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS

An increase of 1,009 hospital admissions and 117 in-hospital deaths have been 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 253 131,528 21,563 5,009
Public 396 150,981 36,028 2,458
TOTAL 649 282 509 57,591 7,467

VACCINE UPDATE

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