LATEST CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (18 JAN 2021)

Media Statement

18 January 2021

As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified on South Africa is 1 346 936 with a total of 9 010 new cases identified since the last report.

Province Total cases for 18 January 2021 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 187171 14,0
Free State 70891 5,3
Gauteng 364269 27,0
KwaZulu-Natal 283176 20,9
Limpopo 48158 3,5
Mpumalanga 53843 3,9
North West 51547 3,8
Northern Cape 29757 2,2
Western Cape 258124 19,3
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 1346936 100,0

 

The cumulative total of tests conducted to date is 7 653 371 with 39 901 new tests conducted since the last report

 

Sector Total tested   New tested  
PRIVATE 4 403 740 58% 12 685 32%
PUBLIC 3 249 631 42% 27 216 68%
Total 7 653 371   39 901  

 

Regrettably, we report a further 344 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 66, Free State 11, Gauteng 63, Kwa-Zulu Natal 91, Mpumalanga 12, Northern Cape 13 and Western Cape 88. This brings the total to 37 449 deaths

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

Our recoveries now stand at 1 117 452, representing a recovery rate of 83%

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 9510 172 623 5 038
Free State 2473 58 065 10 353
Gauteng 7009 315 982 41 278
KwaZulu-Natal 6409 214 798 61 969
Limpopo 739 39 761 7 658
Mpumalanga 797 45 226 7 820
North West 783 37 293 13 471
Northern Cape 509 24 655 4 593
Western Cape 9220 209 049 39 855
Total 37 449 1 117 452 192 035

 

 

Dr. Zweli Mkhize Minister of Health END

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