Media Statement
18 February 2021


As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in South Africa is
1 498 766 with 2 327 new cases identified since the last report.

The cumulative total of tests conducted to date is 8 807 299 with 34 556 new tests recorded since the last report.

Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, 230 deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 24, Free State 7, Gauteng 21, Kwa-Zulu Natal 27, Limpopo 122, Mpumalanga 10, North West 0, Northern Cape 0 and Western Cape 19
which brings the
total to 48 708 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 1 403 214, representing a recovery rate of 93,6%

Vaccination Rollout
The number of health care workers vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol is 2 260 as of 6 pm 18 February 2021.


Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
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