Media Statement
23 March 2021

As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases for South Africa is
1 538 961.

Testing Data:
The cumulative total of tests conducted is 9 665 664 with 16 445 tests completed since the last report.

Deaths and Recoveries
Today, 55 more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 6, Free State 11, Gauteng 4, Kwa-Zulu Natal 5, Limpopo 0, Mpumalanga 0, North West 25, Northern Cape 0 and
Western Cape 4 which brings the total to
52 251 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 1 465 204, representing a recovery rate of 95%.

Vaccination Rollout
The number of health care workers vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol as at 18.30 today is 194 257.

Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health