Almost a quarter of the 36 858 Covid-19 tests conducted in the last 24 hours were positive, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) said on Monday.
The NICD said 9 160 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed, with 69% in Gauteng. Hospital admissions increased by 341 in the past 24 hours.
At the time of the update, 9 503 people were in hospital for treatment associated with the virus.
A further 93 Covid-19-related deaths were reported, bringing the total fatalities to 58 795.
There were 2 580 new vaccinations.
To date, a total of 2 144 204 vaccinations had been administered.
#COVID19 UPDATE: A total of 36,858 tests were conducted in the last 24 hrs, with 9,160 new cases, which represents a 24.9% positivity rate. A further 93 #COVID19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 58,795 to date. Read more: https://t.co/EFTmBkqEKw pic.twitter.com/OnutpYd4SF— NICD (@nicd_sa) June 21, 2021
With the Western Cape recording the second-highest number of cases after Gauteng, Premier Alan Winde said there had been a 60% week-on-week increase in case numbers in all regions, except Khayelitsha.
He said 20% of all tests in the province came back positive, and there were, on average, 80 hospital admissions a day.