Media Statement
5 January 2021


Today we report a cumulative total of
1 127 759 COVID-19 cases identified, with 14 410 new cases since the last report, representing a 30% positivity rate.

Province Total cases for 05 January 2021 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 174853 15,5
Free State 63981 5,7
Gauteng 304420 27,0
KwaZulu-Natal 223487 19,8
Limpopo 29265 2,6
Mpumalanga 39528 3,5
North West 42244 3,7
Northern Cape 26095 2,3
Western Cape 223886 19,9
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 1127759 100,0

 

A cumulative total of 6 828 147 tests have been conducted with 47 875 tests conducted since the last report.

Deaths, Recoveries and Active Cases
Regrettably, a further 513 deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 124, Free State 14 , Gauteng 64, Kwa-Zulu Natal 92, Limpopo 3, Northern Cape 14 and Western Cape 202.

This brings the total deaths to 30 524.

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 920 879 at a recovery rate of 81,6%

Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
ENDS…