Media Statement
9 February 2021

Today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified in South Africa is
1 479 253.

The cumulative total of tests conducted to date is 8 538 269 with 26 859 new tests recorded since the last report.

Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, we report a further 396 COVID-19 related deaths: Eastern Cape 20, Free State 6, Gauteng 81, Kwa-Zulu Natal 85, Limpopo 118, Mpumalanga 18, Northern Cape 3 and Western Cape 65 which brings the total to 46 869 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 1 367 247, representing a recovery rate of 92% Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health