971 new cases, five more deaths



As of Friday, June 17, the total number of detected cases of Covid-19 in South Africa is 3,984,646, with 971 new cases.

This represents a 7.2% positive rate, according to the National Institute of Infectious Diseases.NICD) confirmed.

Five COVID-19 Related deaths were reported, three of which occurred in the last 24-48 hours, bringing the total number of deaths to 101,589.

There have been 24 hospitalizations in the last 24 hours.

The total number of recovered people is 3,868,259 with a recovery rate of 97.1%. South Africa currently has 14,798 active cases.

A total of 25,576,392 tests have been conducted to date in both the public and private sectors.

The total number of vaccines introduced in the country as of June 17 is 36,594,656.

Provincial breakdown

The majority of new Covid-19 cases have occurred in Gauteng (377), followed by the Western Cape (191) and KwaZulu-Natal (140).

This is followed by the Eastern Cape with 71, while the Free State and Mpumalanga have 49 and 47 new cases, respectively.

Limpopo has 44 cases, followed by the North West (34) and Northern Cape (18) with the lowest daily cases.