LATEST CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (2 MAR 2021)

Media Statement

2 March 2021

As the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 1 513 959 with 856 new cases identified since the last report.

Province Total cases for 02 March 2021 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 193951 12,8
Free State 80174 5,3
Gauteng 405035 26,7
KwaZulu-Natal 329421 21,7
Limpopo 61997 4,1
Mpumalanga 71265 4,7
North West 61070 4,0
Northern Cape 34057 2,2
Western Cape 277845 18,3
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 1514815 100,0

 

The cumulative total of tests conducted to date is 9 114 026 with 23 753 new tests recorded since the last report.

Sector Total tested   New tested  
PRIVATE 5 133 335 56% 15 456 65%
PUBLIC 3 980 691 44% 8 297 35%
Total 9 114 026   23 753  

 

Deaths and Recoveries

Regrettably, a further 194 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 8, Free State 29, Gauteng 43, Kwa-Zulu Natal 80, Limpopo 15, Mpumalanga 0, North West 0, Northern Cape 7 and Western Cape 12 which brings the total to 50 271 death

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 1 433 320, representing a recovery rate of 94,6%

 

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 11300 182 362 289
Free State 3279 70 644 6 251
Gauteng 9740 392 367 2 928
KwaZulu-Natal 9690 310 275 9 456
Limpopo 1904 59 218 875
Mpumalanga 1262 68 972 1 031
North West 1203 57 450 2 417
Northern Cape 693 31 317 2 047
Western Cape 11200 260 715 5 930
Total 50 271 1 433 320 31 224

 

Vaccination Rollout

The number of health care workers vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol is 76 037 as of 6.30 pm 2 March 2021.

 

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize

Minister of Health

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