Media Statement
16 January 2021

As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified on South Africa is
1 325 659.

The cumulative total of tests conducted to date is 7 558 774 with 59 994 new tests conducted since the last report

Regrettably, we report a further 384 COVID19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 39, Free State 12, Gauteng 68, Kwa-Zulu Natal 125, Limpopo 26, Mpumalanga 7, Northern Cape 12 and Western Cape 95.

This brings the total to 36 851 deaths

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 1 083 978, representing a recovery rate of 81,7%

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health