Health · June 22, 2022

1,087 new cases confirmed with a positivity rate of 7.8%

As of Tuesday 21 June the total number of Covid-19 cases detected in South Africa is 3,986,892 with 1,087 new cases identified.

This corresponds to a positivity rate of 7.8%, confirmed by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD).

Twenty Covid-19-related deaths have been reported – three of which have occurred in the last 24 to 48 hours – bringing the total number of deaths to 101,640.

There have been 39 hospital admissions in the last 24 hours.

The total number of recoveries is 3,872,768 with a recovery rate of 97.1%. South Africa currently has 13,571 active cases.

A total of 25,618,427 tests have been conducted to date in both the public and private sectors.

The total number of vaccines administered so far in the country as of June 21 is 36,699,717.

Provincial breakdown

The majority of new Covid-19 cases came from Gauteng (402), followed by Western Cape (233) and KwaZulu-Natal (169).

This is followed by Eastern Cape (98), while Free State and Mpumalanga recorded 51 and 47 new cases, respectively.

North West recorded 46 cases, followed by Northern Cape (25) and Limpopo (16), which recorded the lowest cases of the day.