Media Statement
9 March 2021

As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in South Africa is
1 522 697.

The cumulative total of tests conducted to date is 9 299 884 with 30 762 new tests recorded since the last report.

Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, a further 103 more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 2, Free State 28, Gauteng 28, Kwa-Zulu Natal 24, Limpopo 0, Mpumalanga 6, North West 0, Northern Cape 0 and Western Cape 15, which brings the total to 50 906 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 1 444 282, representing a recovery rate of 94,8%

Vaccination Rollout
The number of health care workers vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol is 118 247 as of 6.30 pm 9 March 2021.

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health