STATEMENT

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, reports that 9,320 new COVID-19 cases have been identified in South Africa, which represents a 16.6% positivity testing rate. This brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 1,739,425. For more information, visit the GIS Dashboard. 

12,148,854 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below:

Sector Total tested New tested
Private 6,850,763 56% 31,102 55%
Public 5,298,091 44% 25,071 45%
Total 12,148,854   56,173  

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

The majority of new cases today are from the Gauteng province (63%), followed by the Western Cape (11%) and North West (6%) provinces. The cumulative number of cases by province is shown below:

Province New cases on

12 June 2021

Total cases for

12 June 2021

Percentage total
Eastern Cape 260 199,887 11.5
Free State 418 106,820 6.1
Gauteng 5,902 500,426 28.8
KwaZulu-Natal 372 343,047 19.7
Limpopo 253 67,279 3.9
Mpumalanga 339 85,490 4.9
North West 515 81,603 4.7
Northern Cape 274 54,394 3.1
Western Cape 987 300,479 17.3
Unknown 0 0 0.0
Total 9,320 1,739,425 100.0

HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS

An increase of 435 hospital admissions and 62 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 253 131,837 21,602 5,001
Public 396 151,107 36,051 2,447
TOTAL 649 282,944 57,653 7,448

VACCINE UPDATE

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