Media Statement
7 March 2021


As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in South Africa is
1 521 068.

The cumulative total of tests conducted to date is 9 255 492 with 18 989 new tests recorded since the last report.

Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, 31 more COVID-19 related have been reported: Eastern Cape 0, Free State 2, Gauteng 12, Kwa-Zulu Natal 2, Limpopo 0, Mpumalanga 4, North West 0, Northern Cape 0 and Western Cape 11.

This brings the total to 50 678 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 1 440 874, representing a recovery rate of 94,7%

Vaccination Rollout
The number of health care workers vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol is 101 841 as of 6.30 pm 7 March 2021.

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
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