Media Statement
8 February 2021


Today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified in South Africa is
1 477 511.

The cumulative total of tests conducted to date is 8 511 410 with 15 599 new tests recorded since the last report.

Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, 183 deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 27, Free State 24, Gauteng 45, Kwa-Zulu Natal 12, Limpopo 3, Mpumalanga 21, North West 19, Northern Cape 2 and Western Cape 30.

This brings the total to 46 473 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 1 363 947, representing a recovery rate of 92%

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
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