Media Statement
20 February 2021

As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in South Africa is
1 502 367.

The cumulative total of tests conducted to date is 8 867 659 with 28 722 new tests recorded since the last report.

Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, a further 81 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 3, Free State 5, Gauteng 29, Kwa-Zulu Natal 23, Limpopo 0, Mpumalanga 6, North West 0, Northern Cape 0 and Western Cape 15 which brings the total to 48 940 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 1 409 553, representing a recovery rate of 93,8%

Vaccination Rollout
The number of health care workers vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol is 10 414 as of 6 pm 20 February 2021.

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health