NEWS & ANALYSIS

113 Covid-19 related deaths - Zweli Mkhize

Minister says there also have been 1 429 more cases recorded

Minister Zweli Mkhize confirms 1 429 more cases of Coronavirus COVID-19

21 February 2021

As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 1 503 796.

Province

Total cases for 21 February 2021

Percentage total

Eastern Cape

193682

12,9

Free State

79400

5,3

Gauteng

401995

26,7

KwaZulu-Natal

327001

21,7

Limpopo

61463

4,1

Mpumalanga

70127

4,7

North West

60297

4,0

Northern Cape

33585

2,2

Western Cape

276246

18,4

Unknown

0

0,0

Total

1503796

100,0

The cumulative total of tests conducted to date is 8 892 515 with 24 856 new tests recorded since the last report.

Sector

Total tested

 

New tested

 

PRIVATE

5 008 169

56%

13 554

55%

PUBLIC

3 884 346

44%

11 302

45%

Total

8 892 515

 

24 856

 

Deaths and Recoveries

Regrettably we report a further 113 deaths COVID-19 related deaths: Eastern Cape 2, Free State 12, Gauteng 17, Kwa-Zulu Natal 1, Limpopo 0, Mpumalanga 0, North West 69, Northern Cape 2 and Western Cape 10, which brings the total to 49 053 deaths.

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

Our recoveries now stand at 1 412 015, representing a recovery rate of 93,8%

Province

Total Deaths

Total Recoveries

Active Cases

Eastern Cape

11206

181 784

692

Free State

3077

69 315

7 008

Gauteng

9481

388 088

4 426

KwaZulu-Natal

9464

302 801

14 736

Limpopo

1785

58 532

1 146

Mpumalanga

1227

67 442

1 458

North West

1126

55 726

3 445

Northern Cape

652

30 159

2 774

Western Cape

11035

258 168

7 043

Total

49 053

1 412 015

42 728

Vaccination Rollout

The number of health care workers vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol is 15 388 as of 6 pm 21 February 2021.

Issued by Department of Health, 21 February 2021