Media Statement
12 February 2021

As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in South Africa is
1 487 681.

The cumulative total of tests conducted to date is 8 641 447 with 35 718 new tests recorded since the last report.

Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, 288 deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 26, Free State 24, Gauteng 166, KwaZulu Natal 23, Limpopo 4, Mpumalanga 16, Northern Cape 7 and Western Cape 22 which brings the
total to 47 670 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 1 383 626, representing a recovery rate of 93%

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health