Media Statement
28 January 2021


As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified on South Africa is
1 437 798

The cumulative total of tests conducted to date is 8 156 239 with 48 406 new tests conducted since the last report.

Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, 555 more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 150, Free State 10, Gauteng 70 , Kwa-Zulu Natal 249, Limpopo 7, Mpumalanga 21, Northern Cape 3 and Western
Cape 45.

This brings the total to 43 105 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 1 272 197, representing a recovery rate of 88,3%

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
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