Media Statement
4 January 2021


Today we report a cumulative total of
1 113 349 COVID-19 cases identified with 12 601 new cases since the last report, representing a 33,7% positivity rate.

Province Total cases for 04 January 2021 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 174176 15,6
Free State 63740 5,7
Gauteng 301212 27,1
KwaZulu-Natal 217432 19,5
Limpopo 28333 2,5
Mpumalanga 39045 3,5
North West 41735 3,7
Northern Cape 26019 2,3
Western Cape 221657 19,9
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 1113349 100,00

 

A cumulative total of 6 780 272 tests have been conducted with 37 419 tests conducted since the last report

Deaths, Recoveries and Active Cases
Regrettably, a further 434 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 133 , Free State 2, Gauteng 36, Kwa-Zulu Natal 71, Limpopo 7, North West 25, Northern Cape 3 and Western
Cape 157.

This means we have breached the 30 000 mark for the cumulative number of COVID-19 related deaths identified, at 30 011.

We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased.

Our recoveries now stand at 911 573 at a recovery rate of 81,9%

Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
ENDS…