NICD reports over 17K new Covid-19 cases

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NICD has confirmed 17 489 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa bringing the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 236 805.

This increase represents a 31.0% positivity rate.

The Institute also said that with the current unrests in Gauteng and KwaZulu Natal, disruption of some COVID-19 testing sites in the provinces, accessing testing facilities has been a task.

As per the National Department of Health, a further 453 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 65 595 to date.

14 045 630 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

SectorTotal testedNew tested
PRIVATE7,887,92456%32,55458%
PUBLIC6,157,70644%23,80842%
Total14,045,63056,362
Source: NICD

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN
The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (46%), followed by Western Cape (17%). Limpopo accounted for 10%; North West accounted for 9%; Mpumalanga accounted for 7%; Eastern Cape accounted for 5%; Free State accounted for 3%; KwaZulu-Natal and Northern Cape accounted for 2% of today’s new cases.

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

ProvinceTotal cases for 13 July 2021Adjusted numbers after harmonisationUpdated total cases on 13 July  2021New cases on 14 July 2021Total cases for 14 July 2021Percentage total
Eastern Cape214 871214 871792215 6639.6
Free State120 786120 786539121 3255.4
Gauteng784 1481784 1497 981792 13035.4
KwaZulu-Natal372 406372 406387372 79316.7
Limpopo94 360894 3681 74896 1164.3
Mpumalanga108 114-12108 1021 199109 3014.9
North West111 4932111 4951 524113 0195.1
Northern Cape62 04262 04229262 3342.8
Western Cape351 0961351 0973 027354 12415.8
Total2 2193 162 219 31617 4892 236 805100.0
Source: NICD
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