Media Statement
5 February 2021

Today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified in South Africa is
1 470 516 with 3 749 new cases identified since the last report.

The cumulative total of tests conducted to date is 8 436 569 with 36 250 new tests recorded since the last report.

Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, we further report 297 COVID-19 related deaths: Eastern Cape 49, Free State 40, Gauteng 52, Kwa-Zulu Natal 35, Limpopo 68, Mpumalanga 16, Northern Cape 2 and Western Cape 35
which brings the
total to 45 902 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 1 335 618, representing a recovery rate of 90,8%

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health