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COVID-19: SA records a decrease of 9 718 new cases and 287 deaths

The NICD has reported a decrease of 9 718 COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa and a decrease of 287 deaths.

The National Institute of Communicable Diseases reports that  9 718 new COVID-19 cases have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 377 823. 

The new cases identified over the last 24-hour period represents a 26.6% positivity rate.


The NICD said the 9 718 new COVID-19 cases identified on Sunday brings the total number of active cases in South Africa to 149 865 representing a test positivity rate of 26.6% .

Since the onset of the pandemic, the number of laboratory-confirmed cases is 14 563 847 in both public and private hospitals.

Unfortunately, a further 287 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, according to the National Department of Health. The total fatalities to date is 69 775.

“There has been an increase of 366 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours,” said the NICD.

At present,16 539 people are currently admitted to public and private facilities across South Africa for COVID-19 treatment.


The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (28%), followed by Western Cape (25%) and KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 14% the remaining provinces accounted for 33% of today’s new cases.

The list below shows the new cases identified by province:

  • Eastern Cape – 542 cases;
  • Free State – 320 cases;
  • Gauteng – 2,674 cases;
  • KwaZulu-Natal – 1,330 cases;
  • Limpopo – 820 cases;
  • Mpumalanga – 809 cases;
  • North West – 619 cases;
  • Northern Cape – 160 cases;
  • Western Cape – 2,444 cases

As of 25 July,20 392 vaccines have been administered.

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