Media Statement
3 February 2021

Today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified in South Africa is
1 463 016.

The cumulative total of tests conducted to date is 8 369 287 with 39 596 new tests recorded since the last report.

Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, 398 more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 46, Free State 12, Gauteng 97, Kwa-Zulu Natal 138, Limpopo 8, Mpumalanga 21, Northern Cape 9 and Western
Cape 67 which brings the
total to 45 344 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 1 323 680, representing a recovery rate of 90,5%

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health