Health Media Statement
8 January 2021


As of today, the cumulative total of COVID-19 cases identified in South Africa is
1 192 570.

Province Total cases for 08 January 2021 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 178525 15,0
Free State 65516 5,5
Gauteng 322707 27,1
KwaZulu-Natal 241740 20,3
Limpopo 34040 2,9
Mpumalanga 43364 3,6
North West 45075 3,8
Northern Cape 27059 2,3
Western Cape 234544 19,7
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 1192570 100,0

 

A cumulative total of 7 043 680 tests have been completed with 76 202 tests conducted since the last report

Regrettably, we report 616 more COVID-19 related deaths: Eastern Cape 215, Free State 27, Gauteng 75, Kwa-Zulu Natal 72, Limpopo 11, Mpumalanga 11, North West 55, Northern Cape 4 and
Western Cape 146.

This brings the total deaths to 32 425.

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 947 919, representing a recovery rate of 79,5%

 

Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
ENDS