Media Statement
19 March 2021

As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases for South Africa is
1 535 423.

Testing Data:
The cumulative total of tests conducted is 9 584 923 with 28 519 tests completed since the last report.

Deaths and Recoveries
Today, a further 311 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 1, Free State 21, Gauteng 21, Kwa-Zulu Natal 138, Limpopo 43, Mpumalanga 6, North West 65, Northern
Cape 3 and Western Cape 13, which brings the total to
52 035 deaths.

Some provinces have undertaken data verification processes backdated to December 2020- during this process additional data has been captured and recorded.

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 1 461 196 representing a recovery rate of 95%.

Vaccination Rollout
The number of health care workers vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol stands at 182 983 as at 18.30, 19 March 2021.

Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health