The country recorded 21 610 new Covid-19 cases in a 24-hour cycle as the cumulative number of cases now stands at 2 179 297.
According to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), South Africa’s positivity rate was at 28% after the new infections.
#COVID19 UPDATE: A total of 77,117 tests were conducted in the last 24 hrs, with 21,610 new cases, which represents a 28% positivity rate. A further 265 #COVID19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 64,138 to date. Read more: https://t.co/FxLNWYC53i pic.twitter.com/ZWzokGeAj6
— NICD (@nicd_sa) July 10, 2021
“Gauteng accounts for 50% of new cases, with the Western Cape accounting for 11%.”
“Limpopo accounted for 10% of new cases, while KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 9%. North West accounted for 7%, Mpumalanga for 6%, the Eastern Cape and Free State each accounted for 3%, and the Northern Cape accounted for 1% of today’s new cases” the NICD said.
Hospital admissions have increased by 580 in the last 24 hours while the National Department of Health reported a further 265 Covid-19-related deaths. This now brings the total fatalities to 64 138, the NICD added.
The total number of vaccines administered now stands at 4 225 021.
Meanwhile, the country is waiting in anticipation for further information regarding the level 4 lockdown regulations which were implemented two weeks ago. This was said to be re-assessed in 14 days.
According to EWN, the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) is set to meet on Sunday to assess developments in fighting the pandemic, which will be followed by meetings of the president’s coordinating council and Cabinet.