Media Statement
15 March 2021


As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases for South Africa is
1 530 033.

Testing Data:
The cumulative total of tests conducted is 9 465 515 with 15 023 tests completed since the last report.

Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, we report a further 95 COVID-19 related deaths: Eastern Cape 7, Free State 6, Gauteng 8, Kwa-Zulu Natal 22, Limpopo 1, Mpumalanga 4, North West 32, Northern Cape 5 and
Western Cape 10, which brings the total to
51 421 deaths

We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased.

Our cumulative recoveries today stand at 1 455 325 representing a recovery rate of 95%.

Vaccination Rollout
The number of health care workers vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol stands at 147 753 as at 18.30 15 March 2021.

Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health