Media Statement
23 February 2021

As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in South Africa is
1 505 586.

The cumulative total of tests conducted to date is 8 932 950 with 25 093 new tests recorded since the last report.

Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, a further 263 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 51, Free State 27, Gauteng 39, Kwa-Zulu Natal 60, Limpopo 55, Mpumalanga 0, North West 0, Northern Cape 3 and Western Cape 28 which brings the total to 49 413 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 1 419 459, representing a recovery rate of 94%

Vaccination Rollout
The number of health care workers vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol is 32 315 as of 6 pm 23 February 2021.

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health