Media Statement
16 February 2021


As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in South Africa is
1 494 119.

The cumulative total of tests conducted to date is 8 737 330 with 24 486 new tests recorded since the last report.

Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, 219 deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 20, Free State 9, Gauteng 56, Kwa-Zulu Natal 43, Limpopo 29, Mpumalanga 10, Northern Cape 14 and Western Cape 38 which brings the
total to 48 313 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 1 396 951, representing a recovery rate of 93,5%

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
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