Media Statement
12 March 2021


As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in South Africa is
1 526 873.

The cumulative total of tests conducted to date is 9 393 727 with 24 133 new tests recorded since the last report.

Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, 69 more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 0, Free State 4, Gauteng 25, Kwa-Zulu Natal 8, Limpopo 17, Mpumalanga 0, North West 0, Northern Cape 12 and
Western Cape 3, which brings the
total to 51 179 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 1 449 654, representing a recovery rate of 94,8%

Vaccination Rollout
The number of health care workers vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol is 145 215 as of 6.30 pm 12 March 2021.

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
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