Health Media Statement
9 January 2021


As of today, the cumulative total of COVID-19 cases identified in South Africa is
1 214 176.

Province Total cases for 09 January 2021 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 179713 14,8
Free State 66133 5,4
Gauteng 328925 27,1
KwaZulu-Natal 247647 20,4
Limpopo 35813 2,9
Mpumalanga 44818 3,7
North West 45879 3,8
Northern Cape 27383 2,3
Western Cape 237865 19,6
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 1214176 100,0

 

A cumulative total of 7 120 847 tests have been completed with 77 167 tests conducted since the last report

Regrettably, we report a further 399 COVID-19 related deaths: Eastern Cape 85, Free State 11, Gauteng 69, Kwa-Zulu Natal 96, Limpopo 5, Mpumalanga 15, Northern Cape 12 and Western Cape 106 .

This brings the total deaths to 32 824.

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 956 712, representing a recovery rate of 78,9%

Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
ENDS