17 February 2021
As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 1 496 439 with 2 320 new cases identified since the last report.
Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, 165 deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 15, Free State 22, Gauteng 76, Kwa-Zulu Natal 14, Limpopo 0, Mpumalanga 4, North West 0, Northern Cape 9 and Western Cape 25 which brings the total to 48 478 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 1 399 829, representing a recovery rate of 93,5%
Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health