Media Statement
27 January 2021


As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified on South Africa is
1 430 648 with 7 070 new cases identified since the last report.

The cumulative total of tests conducted to date is 8 107 833 with 49 065 new tests conducted since the last report.

Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, 753 deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 6, Free State 17, Gauteng 75 ,Kwa-Zulu Natal 261, Limpopo 219 (the province continues to conduct audits of the deaths in hospitals and updating the figures), Mpumalanga 16, North West 50, Northern Cape 7 and Western Cape 102 which brings the total to 42 550 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 1 263 476, representing a recovery rate of 88,3%

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
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