Latest confirmed cases of COVID-19 in South Africa (28 July 2021)

Jul 29, 2021 | Coronavirus | 0 comments

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, continues the monitoring and surveillance of COVID-19 in order to inform the public health response.

Today the institute reports 17 351 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 408 525. This increase represents a 24.4% positivity rate.

As per the National Department of Health, a further 520 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 70 908 to date.

14 694 978 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

SectorTotal testedNew tested
Private8 197 25556%29 95742%
Public6 497 72344%41 10458%
Total14 694 978 71 061 

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (30%), followed by Western Cape (27%). KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 11%; Mpumalanga and North West each accounted for 7%; Limpopo accounted for 6%; Eastern Cape accounted for 5%; Free State accounted for 4%; 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 27 July 2021Adjusted numbers after harmonisa-tionUpdated total cases on 27 July  2021New cases on 28 July 2021Total cases for 28 July 2021Percentage total
Eastern Cape224 7080224 708946225 6549.4
Free State126 9270126 927655127 5825.3
Gauteng847 043-45846 9985 204852 20235.4
KwaZulu-Natal387 4641387 4651 975389 44016.2
Limpopo108 774-22108 752 955109 7074.6
Mpumalanga121 015-21120 9941 248122 2425.1
North West124 65836124 6941 278125 9725.2
Northern Cape65 629065 62942366 0522.7
Western Cape385 0052385 0074 667389 67416.2
Unknown000000.0
Total2 391 223-492 391 17417 3512 408 525100.0

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