Health Media Statement 07 January 2021

>Health Media Statement 07 January 2021

7 January 2021

As of today, the cumulative total of COVID-19 cases identified in South Africa is 1 170 590 with 20 999 new cases identified since the last report.

Province Total cases for 07 January 2021 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 177314 15,1
Free State 64925 5,5
Gauteng 315738 27,0
KwaZulu-Natal 236177 20,2
Limpopo 32493 2,8
Mpumalanga 41927 3,6
North West 44255 3,8
Northern Cape 26701 2,3
Western Cape 231060 19,7
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 1170590 100,0

A cumulative total of 6 967 478 tests have been completed with 69 271 tests conducted since the last report

Sector Total tested New tested
PRIVATE 4 043 320 58% 41 122 59%
PUBLIC 2 924 158 42% 28 149 41%
Total 6 967 478 69 271

Regrettably, we report 441 new COVID-19 related deaths: Eastern Cape 70, Free State 23, Gauteng 75, Kwa-Zulu Natal 132, Limpopo 11, Mpumalanga 7, Northern Cape 4 and Western Cape 119 which brings the total to 31 809 deaths

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 938 216, representing a recovery rate of 80,1%

Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 8362 162 039 6 913
Free State 2238 55 821 6 866
Gauteng 5998 270 340 39 400
KwaZulu-Natal 5002 150 519 80 656
Limpopo 647 23 861 7 985
Mpumalanga 671 34 828 6 428
North West 648 35 553 8 054
Northern Cape 421 23 441 2 839
Western Cape 7822 181 814 41 424
Total 31 809 938 216 200 565

Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health
ENDS

2021-01-08T05:55:00+00:00January 7th, 2021|