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COVID-19 latest: SA reports 16 302 new reported cases, 151 deaths

The NICD has said on Sunday a further 151 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 64 289 to date.


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South Africa recorded 16 302 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has said on Sunday. 

This brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,195 599. 

This increase of 16 302 new COVID-19 cases represents a 30.4% positivity rate. 

A further 151 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 64 289 to date.

“The cumulative number of recoveries is 1,922 601.” 

An increase of 459 hospital admissions has been reported in the past 24 hours.

The Gauteng province accounts for the majority of new cases – 8 543 (52%), followed by the Western Cape with 1 945 new cases (12%) and KwaZulu-Natal with 1 520 new cases (9%) provinces. 

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53 653 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors in the last 24 hours. The cumulative number of tests is 13, 901 847.

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With the deadline for South Africa’s 14-day return to Level 4 Lockdown approaching at midnight, President Cyril Ramaphosa has confirmed that he will address the nation again on Sunday 11 July. 

In a statement released on Sunday afternoon, the Presidency confirmed that Ramaphosa will convene one of his “family meetings” this evening at 20:00, with the President set to discuss the outcomes of meetings with Cabinet and the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC)held in the past few days.

“The President’s address will follow meetings of the National Coronavirus Command Council, the President’s Coordinating Council, and Cabinet which is taking place during the course of the day,” the Presidency said.

“As South Africa rolls out its COVID–19 vaccination programme, government and social partners are continuously monitoring infection, treatment, and patient recovery rates as well as compliance with health regulations and other prevention measures.”

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