Media Statement
25 January 2021


As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified in South Africa is
1 417 537 with 4 551 new cases identified since the last report.

The cumulative total of tests conducted to date is 8 019 239 with 26 113 new tests conducted since the last report.

Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, we report 243 more COVID-19 related deaths: Eastern Cape 65, Free State 18, Gauteng 33, Kwa-Zulu Natal 60, Mpumalanga 5, Northern Cape 5 and Western Cape 57.

This brings the total to 41 117 deaths.

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

Our recoveries now stand at 1 241 421, representing a recovery rate of 87,6%

The variations observed in the numbers today will be monitored and checked against trends over time to ensure that they are truly reflective of the real epidemiological picture.

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health