Media Statement
24 February 2021


As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in South Africa is
1 507 448. The cumulative total of tests conducted to date is 8 967 460 with 34 510 new tests recorded since the last report.

Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, we report a further 110 COVID-19 related deaths: Eastern Cape 5, Free State 61, Gauteng 12, Kwa-Zulu Natal 7, Limpopo 0, Mpumalanga 7, North West 0, Northern Cape 1 and Western Cape 17.

This brings the total to 49 523 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 1 422 622, representing a recovery rate of 94%

Vaccination Rollout
The number of health care workers vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol is 41 809 as of 6 pm 23 February 2021.

 

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
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