Media Statement
4 February 2021

Today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified in South Africa is
1 466 767

The cumulative total of tests conducted to date is 8 400 319 with 31 032 new tests recorded since the last report.

Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, we report a further 261 COVID-19 deaths: Eastern Cape 44, Free State 12, Gauteng 53, Kwa-Zulu Natal 56, Limpopo 11, North West 42, Northern Cape 2 and Western Cape 41 which brings the total to 45 605 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 1 327 186, representing a recovery rate of 90,5%

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health