Pretoria: On Friday; 02 July 2021, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), reported 24,270 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,019,826.

This increase represents a 27.4% positivity rate. As per the National Department of Health, a further 303 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 61,332 to date.

13,298,239 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.

Sector Total tested New tested
PRIVATE 7,515,873 57% 43,236 49%
PUBLIC 5,782,366 43% 45,502 51%
Total 13,298,239   88,738  

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN

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

The following table shows the total number of cases per province:

Province New cases on 

02 July 2021

Total cases for 

02 July 2021

Percentage total
Eastern Cape 652 208,262 10.3
Free State 555 115,771 5.7
Gauteng 14,198 676,524 33.5
KwaZulu-Natal 1,676 357,528 17.7
Limpopo 1,417 78,881 3.9
Mpumalanga 1,187 96,935 4.8
North West 1,687 98,809 4.9
Northern Cape 292 59,618 3.0
Western Cape 2,606 327,498 16.2
Unknown 0 0 0.0
Total 24,270 2,019,826 100.0

THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE

HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS

An increase of 627 hospital admissions have been reported in the past 24 hours.

The following is a list of COVID-19 hospital admissions that have been reported:

Sector Facilities Reporting Admissions 

to Date

Died to Date Currently Admitted
Private 257 147,971 24,771 8,831
Public 401 161,740 38,270 4,920
TOTAL 658 309,711 63,041 13,751