Health Media Statement 05 January 2021

>Health Media Statement 05 January 2021

5 January 2021

Media Statement

Today we report a cumulative total of 1 127 759 COVID-19 cases identified, with 14 410 new cases since the last report, representing a 30% positivity rate.

Province Total cases for 05 January 2021 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 174 853 15,5
Free State 63 981 5,7
Gauteng 304 420 27,0
KwaZulu-Natal 223 487 19,8
Limpopo 29 265 2,6
Mpumalanga 39 528 3,5
North West 42 244 3,7
Northern Cape 26 095 2,3
Western Cape 223 886 19,9
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 1 127 759 100,0

A cumulative total of 6 828 147 tests have been conducted with 47 875 tests conducted since the last report.

Sector Total tested New tested
PRIVATE 3 958 323 58% 29 027 61%
PUBLIC 2 869 824 42% 18 848 39%
Total 6 828 147 47 875

Deaths, Recoveries and Active Cases

Regrettably, a further 513 deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 124, Free State 14 , Gauteng 64, KwaZulu-Natal 92, Limpopo 3, Northern Cape 14 and Western Cape 202. This brings the total deaths to 30 524.

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 920 879 at a recovery rate of 81,6%.

Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 7 840 161 376 5 637
Free State 2 203 55 214 6 564
Gauteng 5 827 266 912 31 681
KwaZulu-Natal 4 805 147 504 71 178
Limpopo 625 22 322 6 318
Mpumalanga 656 34 450 4 422
North West 602 35 553 6 089
Northern Cape 412 23 140 2 543
Western Cape 7 554 174 408 41 924
30 524 920 879 176 356

Dr Zwelini Mkhize

Minister of Health

ENDS…

2021-01-06T05:42:42+00:00January 5th, 2021|