Media Statement
15 January 2021


As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified on South Africa is
1 311 686.

The cumulative total of tests conducted to date is 7 498 780 with 65 209 new tests conducted since the last report

Regrettably, we report 615 more COVID-19 related deaths: Eastern Cape 100, Free State 41, Gauteng 99 , Kwa-Zulu Natal 189, Mpumalanga 16, Northern Cape 9 and Western Cape 161.

This brings the total deaths to 36 467

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

Our recoveries now stand at 1 062 690, representing a recovery rate of 80,9%

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
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