SA's daily reported COVID-19 cases surge to 21,584

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases said Gauteng accounts for the majority of new cases (59%), followed by the Western Cape (11%) and North West (7%) provinces.

FILE: A City of Tshwane Health official takes a nasal swab to test for the COVID-19 coronavirus on a taxi operator at the Bloed Street Mall in Pretoria Central Business District, on 11 June 2020. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) on Thursday reported 21,584 new COVID-19 cases in South Africa, brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 1,995,556.

The NICD sais this increase represented a 28.4% positivity rate.

Gauteng accounts for the majority of new cases (59%), followed by the Western Cape (11%) and North West (7%) provinces.

A further 382 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 61,029 to date.

A total of 13,209,499 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors.

An increase of 769 hospital admissions have been reported in the past 24 hours.

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