LATEST CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (17 FEB 2021)

Media Statement

As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 1 496 439 with 2 320 new cases identified since the last report.

Province Total cases for 17 February 2021 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 193 487 12,9
Free State 78 876 5,3
Gauteng 399 922 26,7
KwaZulu-Natal 325 623 21,8
Limpopo 61 030 4,1
Mpumalanga 69 401 4,6
North West 59 790 4,0
Northern Cape 33 211 2,2
Western Cape 275 099 18,4
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 1 496 439 100,0

The cumulative total of tests conducted to date is 8 772 743 with 35 413 new tests recorded since the last report.

Sector Total tested   New tested  
PRIVATE 4 943 552 56% 20 298 57%
PUBLIC 3 829 191 44% 15 115 43%
Total 8 772 743   35 413  

Deaths and Recoveries 

Regrettably, 165 deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 15, Free State 22, Gauteng 76, KwaZulu-Natal 14, Limpopo 0, Mpumalanga 4, North West 0, Northern Cape 9 and Western Cape 25 which brings the total to 48 478 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 1 399 829, representing a recovery rate of 93,5%.

Province Total Deaths Total

Recoveries

Active Cases
Eastern Cape 11 165 181 575 747
Free State 3 032 68 794 7 050
Gauteng 9 371 385 363 5 188
KwaZulu-Natal 9 373 299 994 16 256
Limpopo 1 662 57 971 1 397
Mpumalanga 1 203 66 516 1 682
North West 1 057 53 530 5 203
Northern Cape 650 29 517 3 044
Western Cape 10 965 256 569 7 565
Total 48 478 1 399 829 48 132

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize

Minister of Health

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