Media Statement
19 January 2021


As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified on South Africa is
1 356 716

Province Total cases for 19 January 2021 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 187552 14,0
Free State 71237 5,3
Gauteng 366432 27,0
KwaZulu-Natal 287042 20,9
Limpopo 49012 3,5
Mpumalanga 54678 3,9
North West 51771 3,8
Northern Cape 29894 2,2
Western Cape 259098 19,3
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 1356716 100,0

 

The cumulative total of tests conducted to date is 7 700 019 with 46 648 new tests conducted since the last report

Regrettably, we report a further 839 deaths: Eastern Cape 102 , Free State 20, Gauteng 48, KwaZulu Natal 263, Limpopo 238, Mpumalanga 11, North West 25, Northern Cape 2 and Western
Cape 130 which brings the total to
38 288 deaths


The high number reported today is due to data reconciliation as part of the regular auditing process- this includes the analysis of community data taking into account (amongst others): post
mortem swabs, backlogged data and unconfirmed outcomes at facilities.

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 1 144 857 , representing a recovery rate of 84%

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
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