Media Statement
26 January 2021


As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified in South Africa is
1 423 578.

The cumulative total of tests conducted to date is 8 058 768 with 39 529 new tests conducted since the last report.

Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, we report 680 more COVID-19 related deaths: Eastern Cape 86, Free State 28, Gauteng 141 , Kwa-Zulu Natal 306, Limpopo 4, Mpumalanga 18, Northern Cape 2 and Western Cape 95
which brings the total to
41 797 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 1 254 674, representing a recovery rate of 88%

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
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