Media Statement
20 March 2021


As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases for South Africa is
1 536 801.

Testing Data:
The cumulative total of tests conducted is 9 611 262 with 26 339 tests completed since the last report.

Deaths and Recoveries
Today, 47 more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 2, Free State 3, Gauteng 9, Kwa-Zulu Natal 21, Limpopo 0, Mpumalanga 9, North West 0, Northern Cape 0 and
Western Cape 3.

This which brings the total deaths to 52 082.

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 1 462 110, representing a recovery rate of 95%.

Vaccination Rollout
This morning a further 70 000 doses of Johnson and Johnson vaccines arrived and are being dispatched over the course of the weekend to the various provinces according to respective  allocations.


Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health