Media Statement
31 January 2021


As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified on South Africa is
1 453 761 with 4 525 new cases identified since the last report.

The cumulative total of tests conducted to date is 8 279 200 with 34 076 new tests recorded since the last report.

Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, 213 more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 95, Free State 8, Gauteng 58, Kwa-Zulu Natal 23, Mpumalanga 17, Northern Cape 4 and Western Cape 8.

This brings the total to 44 164 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 1 299 620, representing a recovery rate of 89%

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
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