Health Media Statement
12 January 2021


As of today, the cumulative total of COVID-19 cases identified in South Africa is
1 259 748 with 13 105 new cases identified since the last report.

Province Total cases for 12 January 2021 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 182507 14,5
Free State 67581 5,4
Gauteng 341460 27,1
KwaZulu-Natal 259100 20,6
Limpopo 40454 3,2
Mpumalanga 47549 3,8
North West 47581 3,8
Northern Cape 28090 2,2
Western Cape 245426 19,5
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 1259748 100,0

 

A cumulative total of 7 287 060 tests have been completed with 50 671 tests conducted since the last report

Regrettably, we report a further 755 deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 134 , Free State 26, Gauteng 225, Kwa-Zulu Natal 218, Limpopo 11, Mpumalanga 11, Northern Cape 2 and Western Cape 128.

This brings the total to 34 334 deaths.

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 1 019 123, representing a recovery rate of 81%

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
ENDS…