Health Media Statement 04 January 2021

>Health Media Statement 04 January 2021

4 January 2020

Media Statement

Today we report a cumulative total of 1 113 349 COVID-19 cases identified with 12 601 new cases since the last report, representing a 33,7% positivity rate.

Province Total cases for 04 January 2021 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 174 176 15,6
Free State 63 740 5,7
Gauteng 301 212 27,1
KwaZulu-Natal 217 432 19,5
Limpopo 28 333 2,5
Mpumalanga 39 045 3,5
North West 41 735 3,7
Northern Cape 26 019 2,3
Western Cape 221 657 19,9
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 1 113 349 100,0

A cumulative total of 6 780 272 tests have been conducted with 37 419 tests conducted since the last report.

Sector Total tested New tested
PRIVATE 3 929 296 58% 20 356 54%
PUBLIC 2 850 976 42% 17 063 46%
Total 6 780 272 37 419

Deaths, Recoveries and Active Cases

Regrettably, a further 434 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 133 , Free State 2, Gauteng 36, KwaZulu-Natal 71, Limpopo 7, North West 25, Northern Cape 3 and Western Cape 157. This means we have breached the 30 000 mark for the cumulative number of COVID-19 related deaths identified, at 30 011.

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

Our recoveries now stand at 911 573 at a recovery rate of 81,9%.

Province Total Deaths TotalRecoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 7 716 161 376 5 084
Free State 2 189 55 214 6 337
Gauteng 5 763 264 261 31 188
KwaZulu-Natal 4 713 145 819 66 900
Limpopo 622 22 035 5 676
Mpumalanga 656 34 338 4 051
North West 602 35 429 5 704
Northern Cape 398 23 139 2 482
Western Cape 7 352 169 962 44 343
Total 30 011 911 573 171 765

Dr Zwelini Mkhize

Minister of Health

ENDS…

2021-01-05T06:07:25+00:00January 4th, 2021|