Media Statement
21 February 2021

As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in South Africa is
1 503 796.

The cumulative total of tests conducted to date is 8 892 515 with 24 856 new tests recorded since the last report.

Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably we report a further 113 deaths COVID-19 related deaths: Eastern Cape 2, Free State 12, Gauteng 17, Kwa-Zulu Natal 1, Limpopo 0, Mpumalanga 0, North West 69, Northern Cape 2 and
Western Cape 10, which brings the
total to 49 053 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 1 412 015, representing a recovery rate of 93,8%

Vaccination Rollout
The number of health care workers vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol is 15 388 as of 6 pm 21 February 2021.

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health