Media Statement
16 March 2021

As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases for South Africa is
1 530 966.

Testing Data:
The cumulative total of tests conducted is 9 490 435 with 24 920 tests completed since the last report.

Deaths and Recoveries
Regrettably, we report a further 139 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 2, Free State 13, Gauteng 29, Kwa-Zulu Natal 20, Limpopo 57, Mpumalanga 6, North West 0,
Northern Cape 3 and Western Cape 9, which brings the total to
51 560 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 1 458 001 representing a recovery rate of 95%.

Vaccination Rollout
The number of health care workers vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol stands at 157 286 as at 18.30, 16 March 2021.

Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health