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441 Covid-19 deaths reported - Zweli Mkhize

Minister says 20 999 new cases also identified since last report

Minister Zweli Mkhize confirms 20 999 more cases of Coronavirus COVID-19

7 Jan 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

Issued by the Department of Health, 7 January 2021

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Minister Zweli Mkhize confirms 21 832 more cases of Coronavirus COVID-19

6 Jan 2021

Today, we have reached a grim milestone as we breach the 20 000 mark for new cases identified in 24 hours. 21 832 cases have been identified since the last report, bringing the total cumulative COVID-19 cases in South Africa to 1 149 591.

Province

Total cases for 06 January 2021

Percentage total

Eastern Cape

175941

15,3

Free State

64409

5,6

Gauteng

310201

27,0

KwaZulu-Natal

230283

20,0

Limpopo

30840

2,7

Mpumalanga

40751

3,5

North West

43159

3,8

Northern Cape

26353

2,3

Western Cape

227654

19,8

Unknown

0

0,0

Total

1149591

100,0

A cumulative total of 6 898 207 tests have been conducted with 70 060 tests conducted since the last report.

Sector

Total tested

 

New tested

 

PRIVATE

4 002 198

58%

43 875

63%

PUBLIC

2 896 009

42%

26 185

37%

Total

6 898 207

 

70 060

 

Deaths, Recoveries and Active Cases

Regrettably, a further 844 deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 452, Free State 12, Gauteng 96, Kwa-Zulu Natal 65, Limpopo 11, Mpumalanga 8, North West 46, Northern Cape 5 and Western Cape 149. This brings the total to 31 368 deaths.

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

The 452 deaths reported from the Eastern Cape are as a result of data reconciliation dating between May and November 2020- this includes analysis of community cases where post-mortem swabs were taken for COVID testing and analysis of clinical records where the the diagnosis was unconfirmed at the time of demise. The National Department of Health is engaging the province to investigate the details of the reporting backlog.

Our recoveries now stand at 929 239 at a recovery rate of 80,8%

Province

Total Deaths

Total Recoveries

Active Cases

Eastern Cape

8292

162 039

5 610

Free State

2215

55 629

6 565

Gauteng

5923

268 551

35 727

KwaZulu-Natal

4870

148 420

76 993

Limpopo

636

22 612

7 592

Mpumalanga

664

34 646

5 441

North West

648

35 553

6 958

Northern Cape

417

23 194

2 742

Western Cape

7703

178 595

41 356

Total

31 368

929 239

188 984

Issu

Issued by the Department of Health, 6 January 2021