South Africa has recorded 13 155 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, representing a positivity rate of 23.7% and bringing the country’s total cases to 1 823 319. Gauteng accounts for most of the cases provincially, having recorded a total of 553 908 of cases.
According to the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD), Gauteng accounts for the majority of the new cases (66% of new cases) followed by the Western Cape (9% of new cases).
More South Africans have also succumbed to the disease with 112 more fatalities recorded, bringing the country’s total death toll to 58 702.
The Gauteng province also accounts for most of the COVID-19-related deaths, having recorded 12 114 fatalities so far.
#COVID19 UPDATE: A total of 55,593 tests were conducted in the last 24 hrs, with 13,155 new cases, which represents a 23.7% positivity rate. A further 112 #COVID19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 58,702 to date. Read more: https://t.co/XSvrmw7yPC pic.twitter.com/ar42d3xiv5
— NICD (@nicd_sa) June 20, 2021
Tests and recoveries
The country has conducted 12 549 484 tests to date, with 55 593 tests conducted in the last 24-hour cycle. The private sector accounts for 56% (7 085 067) of total tests while the public sector accounts for 44% (5 464 417).
Recoveries stand at 1 647 503, translating to a recovery rate of 90.4%.
Latest COVID-19 stats in SA: