Media Statement
10 March 2021


As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in South Africa is
1 524 174.

The cumulative total of tests conducted to date is 9 336 101 with 36 217 new tests recorded since the last report.

Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, a further 109 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 0, Free State 11, Gauteng 52, Kwa-Zulu Natal 17, Limpopo 4, Mpumalanga 2, North West 0, Northern Cape 8 and Western Cape 15.

This brings the total to 51 015 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 1 445 979, representing a recovery rate of 94,8%

Vaccination Rollout
The number of health care workers vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol is 128 887 as of 6.30 pm 10 March 2021.

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
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